Tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum) can be grown throughout the year. You can start harvesting tomato fruits 8 – 9 weeks after transplanting. One tomato plant can yield 4 – 6 kg (10 – 15 lbs.) of fruits.
Tomato belongs to the Solanaceae family. Other crops belonging to this family include pepper and melongene.
Tomatoes are high in vitamins A and C and lycopene.