Solanaceous Fruits: Tomato, Eggplant, Peppers, and Others



Tomato’s origin has been designated as the Andean region of South America because of the widespread distribution of the genus Lycopersicon in this area. Recent archeological evidence indicates the site of domestication to be Mexico and Central America. Since the discovery of America, tomato has become distributed throughout the world. At first it was a curiosity and erroneously reported as having poisonous fruits. It was not until the beginning of the twentieth century that tomato became increasingly popular and in recent years has become one of the most important vegetables produced worldwide.


Tomato Fruit Verticillium Wilt Bell Pepper Flea Beetle High Night Temperature 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Vegetable CropsUniversity of California at DavisUSA

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