The Black Emperor Solanum lycopersicum. Purple medium sized tomatoes on indetermenate plants.
Black Emperor Solanum lycopersicum
The tomato is the edible red fruit. Commonly known as a tomato plant, which belongs to the nightshade family, Solanaceae.
The species originated in Central and South America. The Nahuatl word tomatl gave rise to the Spanish word “tomate”. Which is from which the English word tomato originates.
Numerous varieties of tomato are widely grown in temperate climates across the world. With greenhouses allowing its production throughout the year and in cooler areas. The plants typically grow to 3-10 ft in height and have a weak stem that often sprawls over the ground. Also vines over other plants. It is a perennial in its native habitat and grown as an annual in temperate climates. It’s an average common tomato weighs approximately 4 oz.