The tomato is a vigorously growing plant with attractive foliage resembling the potato, its cousin. The plants have a decided odour caused by gland hairs on the stems and leaves, which give off a strong-scented oil and stain when broken.
The fruit is borne on spurs, which develop directly from the stem.
Sunlight: Full sun, Partial sun
Soil: Choose well drained, deep and loamy soil.
Plan on providing fertile, organically enriched soil with a pH between 6.2 and 6.8 for best flavour. Blossom-end rot is due to calcium deficiency. Lime the tomato soil at the rate of 5 pounds per 100 square feet.
Water: Tomato plants need at least an inch of water per week; so water them well, especially during dry spells