Now has come the good weather and start growing tomatoes. In the workshop of Hortus Aprodiscae prepare the arrival of the harvest of these tomatoes, we will elaborate selection process and our organic spicy green tomatoes marmalade with a very soft aromatic point.
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A little history
The origin of this plant is found in the tropics of Central and South America. It seems that his name comes from the Aztec word “tomatl”, “xitomate” and “xitotomate”. Europeans introduced the plant in the old continent the sixteenth century but it was not until the eighteenth century it was grown.
Tomato is a fruit with a high content of vitamins and minerals. For example, per one hundred grams of tomato are of the order of 1700 IU of vitamin A and 21 mg of vitamin C. It also contains B vitamins and minerals like calcium, phosphorus and iron.
A bit of botany
Tomato belongs to the family Solanaceae as pepper, eggplant or potato. The scientific name is Lycopersicum lycopersicu tomater. It is a perennial, which means that in the wild can live about how many years.
How to Grow
The tomato is a warm weather plant, so you have to cultivate the spring and summer. The transplant can be done either March to coastal areas or April or May to inland areas. Two months after transplantation and have the first tomatoes and the plant will stop producing tomatoes all summer until it gets cold.
The most commonly used in our country are the dressing, branch, cherrie, hanging, Montserrat and pear.