Ten Top Tomato Facts!

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?!


Photos: Tomatoes and La Tomatina / Getty Images UK 

Your Comments

School50
very interesting i am a student and i really learned something
IndigoRiver
my dad would hate to go to that festival because he hates sticky things, glitter and mess
IndigoRiver
cool
IndigoRiver
this website is the best
MINECRAFTKID
RAINBOW OF TOMATO !
mooncookie
Number 10 is awesome!
Treerunner56
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?
Narva
I WANNA SEE PURPLE TOMATOES.
Nusrat
WOW!!!!!!!!! I wanna see a rainbow of tomatoes!!!
Twilight
Weird!!!
ailsaiona
I didn't know that tomato ketchup had a speed limit
maxine
no.10 is weird
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nimer
i am learning about tomatoes at school at this wedsite is the best !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
ben
take me to Spain plz
ben
take me to spain plz
Alessia
Cool
Rebecca456
I soooooooooooooooo wanna go to Spain now.
IHeartMyMojo11
I want a tomato fight! it must smell very tomatoey! lollll
HannahPotty
Awesome
cha
nice
awesomenes
TOMATOE FIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!
coolman
really really weird
FlappyEared_Elephant
I soooo want to go to Spain for that tomato fight.
Cool lol
Hi guys.
Sachaprice123
I want tomato's thrown at me!
Goldfish1
Tomato fights must be cool
Joe22
It's like having a enormous food fight for 24hr
Numan
So amazing. Poor sauced tomatoes!
facts142
Tomato seeds can grow in space! :3
me
I never knew they had tomato fights! I want to go to Spain now!!
cool
tamatos are so red
Prehistorical
Tomatoes rock!
popcorn123
Wow !La Tomatina sounds fun .
ally123
wow
ally123
in space
ally123
coollllllllllllllllllllllll
Shanzie
I love tomatoes
Ella
They are amazing facts that I didn't even know. AWSOME FACTS
jinglemani
it's great 'you tomato
BIG-_-BOB
forgot to mention that tomatoes are a fruit
Alice
Cool!!!!!!!!!!!!! Tomatoes are quite fasanating aren't they? :-D
Amy
I never knew that tomatoes was very different from different other vegetables or fruit!
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