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Cherry Tomato

Nutritional Information

10 tomatoes, cherry tomato

  • Calories 30
  • Calories from Fat 0
  • Amount%DV
  • Total Fat 0g0%
  • Saturated Fat 0g0%
  • Monounsaturated Fat 0g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
  • Cholestreol 0mg0%
  • Sodium 9mg0%
  • Potassium 403mg12%
  • Total Carbohydrate 7g2%
  • Dietary Fiber 2g8%
  • Sugars 4g
  • Protein 1g2%
  • Calcium 0mg0%
  • Iron 0mg0%
  • Vitamin A 30%
  • Vitamin C 40%

When In Season:

    Tennessee: June (late) - October (early)

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Cherry Tomato on Wikipedia:

This article does not cite any references or sources. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. (December 2009) Cherry Tomato Cherry tomatoes on the vine Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae (unranked): Angiosperms (unranked): Eudicots (unranked): Asterids Order: Solanales Family: Solanaceae Genus: Solanum Species: S. lycopersicum Binomial name Solanum lycopersicum var. cerasiforme Synonyms

Lycopersicon lycopersicum var. cerasiforme Lycopersicon esculentum var. cerasiforme

A cherry tomato is a smaller garden variety of tomato. It is marketed at a premium to ordinary tomatoes, and is popular as a snack and in salads. Cherry tomatoes are generally considered to be similar but not identical to the wild precursor of the domestic tomato. They are often more sour than standard tomatoes.

Cherry tomatoes range in size from a thumbtip up to the size of a golf ball, and can range from being spherical to slightly oblong in shape. The more oblong ones often share characteristics with plum tomatoes, and are known as grape tomatoes.

Biology

The cherry tomato is regarded as a botanical variety of the cultivated tomato, Solanum lycopersicum var. cerasiforme. It was widely cultivated in Central America when the Conquistadores arrived and is thought to be the ancestor of all cultivated tomatoes. The most popular varieties today were developed in the Rehovot Faculty of Agriculture of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.

The cherry tomato has 24 chromosomes, and a short style.

Cultivars

There are a number of cherry tomato varieties. Perhaps the most popular in US and British gardens are ``Sweet 100`` and ``Gardener's Delight`` respectively.

The Santorini cherry tomato originated in Santorini (Greece), and is known for its flavour and body. International conferences dedicated to the cultivation, horticulture and agriculture of the cherry tomato are also held at Santorini..

See also

List of tomato cultivars