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Tomatoes

Tomatoes

Although tomatoes are not really vegetables, they are perhaps the single most common plant element of modern cuisine -- and for good reason. Tomatoes can be ripened at home by leaving them to rest at room temperature; upon ripening transition them to a refrigerator. Cooking strips tomatoes of many of their nutritional boons, but in any case they are a great source of vitamin C, vitamin E, folate, dietary fiber, and lycopene (prostate health).

Hardiness

Tender

Maturation 

Period

83

days

Planting period

Early May to Early June

companion 

vegetables

Asparagus, carrots, celery, onions, parsley, peppers

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