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|Type:||Heirloom Tomatoes, Beefsteak Tomatoes, Plum Tomatoes, Yellow Tomatoes, Cherry Tomatoes, Green Tomatoes, Campari Tomatoes, Pear Tomatoes, Brandywine Tomatoes, Cherokee Purple Tomatoes.|
Tomato plants are generally much branched, spreading 60–180 cm (24–72 inches) and somewhat trailing when fruiting, but a few forms are compact and upright. Leaves are more or less hairy, strongly odorous, pinnately compound, and up to 45 cm (18 inches) long. The five-petaled flowers are yellow, 2 cm (0.8 inch) across, pendant, and clustered. Fruits are berries that vary in diameter from 1.5 to 7.5 cm (0.6 to 3 inches) or more. They are usually red, scarlet, or yellow, though green and purple varieties do exist, and they vary in shape from almost spherical to oval and elongate to pear-shaped. Each fruit contains at least two cells of small seeds surrounded by jellylike pulp.
Tomato is used for preventing cancer of the breast, bladder, cervix, colon and prostate.
It is also used to prevent diabetes of the heart and blood vessels (cardiovascular diseases), cataracts, and asthma.