Cherry Tomato ( Solanum lycopersicum )
Height : 62cm to 192cm included
Origin : Tropical America
Environment : in full sun, wind-sheltered position; on rich soils
Climate : warm; frost-intolerant
The Tomato plant is native of the tropical areas of Central and Southern America. It can be found in either creeping or selfstanding shapes. The common name comes from Aztec Tomatl. It was first brought to Europe by Hernan Cortés in 1540. Tomatoes come in four basic shapes: cherry-like, mid-size, pear-like and big-size. The Cherry Tomato is used for salads. Tomato plants need lots of sunlight, are much cold-intolerant and require regular irrigation: excessive or scarce watering can both damage the fruits.