Scientific name of tomato plant?

Answer Solanum lycopersicum

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What is the scientific name for the tomato plant?

The scientific name for the cultivated tomato is lycopersicon esculentum. While it is a botanical fruit and technically a berry, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled it a vegetable in Nix v. Hedden, 149 U.... Read More »

What is the tomato plant's scientific name?

Solanum lycopersicum. The name was formerly Lycopersicon esculentum.

Ive just found a red tomato on my tomato plant should I have it for my breakfast?

If a tomato plant is infected with the mosaic virus can the seeds from that plant be used to plant new plants in following years or will the virus go with it.?

No, the seeds are sometimes affected and there is no way of telling which ones they are until too late. Some viruses can be controlled on seeds by a process of fermentation, but this doesn't appear... Read More »