Tomatoes (Lycopersicon esculentum)

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Tomatoes (Lycopersicon esculentum)
Tomatoes (Lycopersicon esculentum)
The tomato crop was introduced in the islands by the British in the late nineteenth century.
It is the most widespread vegetable worldwide. Mainly consumed fresh in salads, baked, fried, in gazpacho. It is a refreshing and nutritious food is part of the diet of most Spaniards especially in summer.
origin:
American Southwest. The tomato was introduced to Europe by the Spanish colonizers of the Americas.
Species and varieties:
The varieties most commonly used in Lanzarote are: Black Apple, Muscat and Chijón (cherry)
In Lanzarote, the growing area is in the south, mainly in towns like Tias, Yaiza or Mácher.
He has had great importance in the island, reaching export more than 3million annual Kg. This culture, but currently does not occupy a large area, being occupied by this crop of 57Ha surface.

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