Tomato Anatomy

When having a garden, it is good to know the different parts of the vegetables you are growing.

Tomato

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.

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