The tomato plant is one of the horticultural plants that can most easily be grown in a pot, since it does not grow much and in any case, it can always be pruned to remove lateral branches that will produce an interesting amount of delicious, healthy and nutritious fruits.
But did you know that there are many varieties of tomatoes? We have made a small selection of 5 that we hope you like.
Five main variants of tomatoes
For the following list that we will show you below you will not only see a general description of each of the tomato plants that exist and some of their variants, but you will also know some of their characteristics and other important data for you.
The RAF tomato is a tomato that is quite reminiscent of pumpkinsbut much smaller clear. It measures about 5cm in diameter and is widely used in salads. It comes from the species Solanum ‘Raf’, which is a species obtained through the artificial selection of traditional tomato plants from Vega de Almería.
The word RAF means resistance to fusariuma fungus that usually affects tomato plants. Among the most outstanding characteristics of this variant of tomatoes we can mention:
- It is a tomato that is characterized by having a fleshy texture and a high percentage of dried meat.
- Being a dried meat, It has the peculiarity of not secreting or generating liquid when cut.
- The ripening process occurs from inside the RAF tomato to the outside.
- It has a very balanced balance between sour and sweet taste.
- It has a fairly tall growing size to have them in pots.
- The plant can grow to about 1.5 meters.
The cherry tomato or bunch tomatois rather small, about 4cm in diameter. This is native to South America. It is used a lot in toasts with oil, salt, and sometimes also with a slice of any sausage on top.
It is very interesting to grow it in a large pot, Well, with a single plant you can have tomatoes for the whole family for a while.
These tomatoes they can be both intense red and yellow and it is easy to distinguish them, since it has a great resemblance to the cherry. In addition, it is one of the tomatoes that has the greatest diffusion throughout the planet earth.
Some of its characteristics are:
- It is an annual type plant.
- It has fairly simple leaves and they have a petiole shape.
- Part of the leaves of the plant provides a peculiar aroma and characteristic of this plant.
- It is the result of this variant, it does not measure more than 3 cm in diameter.
- The ripening process is very fast.
- The taste can be sweet but with a bit of acid.
On the other hand, it is necessary to highlight some aspects or beneficial properties that are achieved after the consumption of this tomato. The main thing to highlight about the cherry tomato is that it has very few calories. Its reason is because the fruit is made up of up to 95% water.
In addition to this, is a rich source of vitamin A, C and ENot to mention, you can get good amounts of potassium and magnesium. The good thing about this tomato is that thanks to its small size, you can eat it in one or two bites.
After its ingestion, you’ll be giving your body a little more antioxidants and simple sugars. The downside is that it is not a rich source of energy, but this would not be a problem for a fruit that has the ability to slow down the aging process and be a perfect way to control weight.
The patio tomato is very, very small, just 2-3cm in diameter. If the cherry is interesting to have in small spaces, the patio is ideal to have in even smaller spaces. It grows up to 50-70cm in height, a characteristic for which it can live in a pot and produce tomatoes non-stop throughout the season.
Keep in mind that the name or term “patio” used for this tomato variant is not to differentiate it from other tomatoes, but rather is It is a type of crop whose objective is to have it in a reduced space and have the plant in a pot.
The advantage that patio tomatoes offer people is that they are very easy to grow and do not you need additional knowledge for your care. Basically they need the same treatment that you give to other plants in your garden.
All you need for its cultivation is a fairly fertile soil but above all it has a good drainage systemsince it does not support too much humidity or flooding. So that you have a base to follow, try to have the patio tomato in a container whose depth is at least 50 cm.
The Roman tomato has, unlike the vast majority of varieties, an elongated shape. Reminds a lot of a potatoalthough of a sweeter flavor. They are normally used to make tomato sauces. The species of this tomato is Solanum ‘Roma’ and is more suitable for growing in the garden. It measures around 5-6cm in length.
The flowering of this plant takes place between June and September and they have a very striking yellow color. The plant prefers subtropical climates although it can also grow in cold areas where the temperature does not drop below 10 ° C.
If you taste this fruit raw or taken directly from the bush, you will feel a somewhat mealy texture. The plant can grow up to 1.5 meters tall and it needs to be in direct sunlight. That is why you must provide a good amount of water so that the plant does not die.
Tomato ‘White Beauty’
Nice, right? The White Beauty tomato is big, more or less like the RAF5-6cm in diameter. It is originally from America and is used to make jams or salmorejos.
Compared to the other types of tomatoes on the list, this is the most striking and the easiest to identify thanks to the color of the fruit. Instead of looking red like the vast majority of shots, this one is completely yellow. Giving the impression that it is not yet fully mature but the reality is quite the opposite.
We hope that the information has been very useful and that you have at least known other varieties of tomatoes that you usually use. If you are looking for a little better on the internet, you can get recipes and dishes prepared with each of the different types of tomatoes that we mention here.
In case you have the opportunity to opt for a different variant than usual, you will know how to prepare them and get the most out of the benefits.