Tomato Varieties and Types

Cross-section and full view of a hothouse (greenhouse-grown) tomato.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Solanales
Family: Solanaceae
Genus: Solanum
Species: S. lycopersicum
Binomial name
Solanum lycopersicumL.

Tomato Varieties – Based  on Shape and Size

  • Slicing” or “globe”
  • Beefsteak tomatoes
  • Oxheart tomatoes
  • Plum tomatoes
  • Pear tomatoes
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Grape tomatoes
  • Campari tomatoes

Cherry Tomatoes

Bangalore Tomatoes

Types of Tomato Plants

  • Heirloom tomatoes
  • Hybrid tomatoes
  •  Dwarf tomato
  • Paste tomatoes
  • Bush tomato
  • Vine tomatoes
  • Determinate
  • Indeterminate

Tomato Varieties in Sri Lanka

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Medicinal Plants in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka’s forests are amongst the most floristically rich in Asia and for some fauna groups, it has the highest density of species diversity in the world.  Medicinal Plants  Provide Evidence for High Biodiversity in Sri Lanka.

෴Bin Kohomba -බිං කොහොඹ෴

බිං කොහොඹ -Bin Kohomba

  • Botanical name:  Munronia pinnata  
  • Family: Meliaceae
  • Habit:Herb
  • Habitat:Shady Forests
  • Part Used:Whole Plant with roots
  • Uses:Used for control fever & Skin diseases
  • Chemicals:Anti Malarial drug
  • Propagation:Seed
  • Special Facts:Shade loving plant 60 %, Important crude drug. Continue reading

Organic Pest Control Methods

Organic farming methods combine scientific knowledge of ecology and modern technology with traditional farming practices based on naturally occurring biological processes. Organic farming tends to tolerate some pest populations while taking a longer-term approach. Organic pest control involves the cumulative effect of many techniques.

  • Allowing for an acceptable level of pest damage
  • Encouraging predatory beneficial insects to control pests;
  • Encouraging beneficial microorganisms and insects; this by serving them nursery plants and/or an alternative habitat
  • Planting companion crops that discourage or divert pests
  • Using row covers to protect crops during pest migration periods
  • Using pest regulating plants and biologic pesticides and herbicides using no-till farming, and no-till farming techniques

Major Techniques Used in Organic Pest Control 

-Organic pest & Disease control is similar to integrated pest management & integrated disease Management in some respects.