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Solanum lycopersicum 'Micro-Tom'

Family Name: Solanaceae
Common Name: Cherry Tomato
Full Sun: 6-8h Moderate Water Fruit & Vegetable Herbaceous

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Classifications and Characteristics

Plant Division Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants)
Plant Growth Form Herbaceous Plant
Lifespan (in Singapore) Perennial
Mode of Nutrition Autotrophic
Maximum Height 15 cm to 20 cm

Description and Ethnobotany

Growth Form Dwarf, determinate variety is one of the smallest tomato cultivars growing up to 20 cm tall. It was developed by the University of Florida (USA) and has a bushy growth habit.
Fruits It produces an abundance of round, deep red tomatoes.
Cultivation This tomato needs a minimum of 4-6 hours of direct sun. It produces fruit from 50-60 days from seed sowing.
Ethnobotanical Uses Edible Plant Parts (Edible Fruits)
Food (Fruit & Vegetable : The tomatoes are best eaten raw in salads.)

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Light Preference Full Sun
Water Preference Moderate Water

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Master ID 33996
Species ID 8412
Flora Disclaimer The information in this website has been compiled from reliable sources, such as reference works on medicinal plants. It is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment and NParks does not purport to provide any medical advice. Readers should always consult his/her physician before using or consuming a plant for medicinal purposes.
Species record last updated on: 28 November 2020.
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