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(Solanum lycopersicum) Believe it or not is actually a berry! Tomatoes originally came from Central and South America. It is thought to have been first domesticated in Mexico where it got Its name in the Nahuatl language, tomatl. When the Spanish first encroached and colonized the Americas, they found the tomato being grown in great numbers by the Indigenous people.  Spanish colonist quickly fell in love with this berry and carried it across the globe where it was likewise quickly accepted. Since then, the tomato has become one of the most popular crops grown today.  Smaller tomatoes with shorter vines are called determinate, and ones with larger vines are called indeterminate. Understanding this can better help determine what is best for the size of your space.

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