10 Top Tomato Facts!
How much do you know about this fab fruit?
1. Believe it or not, tomatoes aren’t always red. They can be yellow, pink, purple, black and even white!
2. Found at Walt Disney World Resort, Florida, USA, the largest single tomato plant in the world covers an area of 56.73 metres sq. That’s bigger than an Olympic size swimming pool!
3. It’s thought that tomatoes originally came from Peru.
4. Did you know Heinz Tomato Ketchup has a speed limit? If the yummy sauce pours at more than 0.028mph when it’s in the Heinz Tomato Ketchup factory, it’s considered too runny and rejected!
5. La Tomatina is an annual festival in Spain, where people throw 150,000 tomatoes at each other. Sounds messy!
6. The largest ever tomato on record was picked in Oklahoma, USA, in 1986. It weighed over 3.5kg – that’s more than the average UK newborn baby!
7. In Ohio, USA, they love tomatoes so much that tomato juice is the official state drink!
8. There are around 10,000 varieties of tomatoes worldwide!
9. The first tomatoes in Europe may originally have been yellow. They were first referred to in writing as “pomo d’oro“, meaning “golden apple”.
10. Tomato seedlings have been grown in space before!
Bet you didn’t know that, huh?!
I never knew tomatoes could be so fascinating!
Tomato festival... Maybe an apple festival next!
Thanks about tomatoes Sara
Awesome Super Cool Tomatoes Rock!!!!!
very interesting i am a student and i really learned something
this website is the best
my dad would hate to go to that festival because he hates sticky things, glitter and mess
RAINBOW OF TOMATO !
Number 10 is awesome!
This is a great website, I am doing a science fair background information sheet, and this is really helpful! does any one know the author of this article?
I WANNA SEE PURPLE TOMATOES.
WOW!!!!!!!!! I wanna see a rainbow of tomatoes!!!
I didnt know that tomato ketchup had a speed limit
no.10 is weird
TuAmtos ArE Sooo Pulrp
TumAtoes Are SOOO Pulrpe
i am learning about tomatoes at school at this wedsite is the best !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
take me to spain plz
take me to Spain plz
I soooooooooooooooo wanna go to Spain now.
I want a tomato fight! it must smell very tomatoey! lollll
really really weird
I soooo want to go to Spain for that tomato fight.
I want tomatos thrown at me!
Tomato fights must be cool
Its like having a enormous food fight for 24hr
So amazing. Poor sauced tomatoes!
Tomato seeds can grow in space! :3
I never knew they had tomato fights! I want to go to Spain now!!
tamatos are so red
Wow !La Tomatina sounds fun .
I love tomatoes
They are amazing facts that I didnt even know. AWSOME FACTS
its great you tomato
forgot to mention that tomatoes are a fruit
Cool!!!!!!!!!!!!! Tomatoes are quite fasanating arent they? :-D
I never knew that tomatoes was very different from different other vegetables or fruit!