When having a garden, it is good to know the different parts of the vegetables you are growing.
This is a transverse section of a tomato.
Here are some simple explanations for the parts of a tomato:
Pericarp – Along with the placenta, the pericarp comprises the fleshy part of the tomato.
Placenta – Along with the pericarp, the placenta comprises the fleshy part of the tomato.
Seed – Allows for the reproduction of tomatoes.
Gel – The gel surrounds the seeds and contains chemicals that prevent the seeds from germinating until they have been in contact with the soil.
Locule – A locule is a small compartment within the tomato that holds the gel and seeds. Tomatoes can be either bilocular or multilocular.