Glossary

abscission layer - a zone of cells whose breakdown causes separation of a leaf or fruit from the stem annual - a plant that completes its lifecycle in one growing season bush - a plant that produces a number of sideshoots calyx - the collective term for the green sepals of the flower that protect it in the bud stage and form a spiderlike structure on top of the ripe fruit chlorophyll - the green plant pigment mainly responsible for light absorption cell packs - individual containers used in multiples for sowing seeds cordon - a plant generally restricted to one main stem cotyledon - the first leaf or leaves to emerge after germination of a seed cutworm - the larvae of various noctuid moths cross-pollination - the transfer of pollen from the anther of a flower on one plant to the stigma of a flower on another plant determinate plant - a bushy or dwarf tomato plant dwarf - a plant that contains a dwarfing gene, making it very compact

F1 hybrid - the term stands for 'First filial generation' and refers to a cross of two pure breeding parental lines fungus gnat - midgelike flies, up to Vein (4mm)

genus - a category in plant classification between family and species hybrid - a plant resulting from a cross between two distinct parents heirloom - an old/treasured open-pollinated plant indeterminate plant - tall or cordon plants that can grow to an indefinite length knuckle - the point were the calyx of the tomato fruit joins the stem leading shoot - the main, usually central, stem of a plant leaf axil - the upper angle between a leaf and a stem locule - a cavity or chamber within the fruit loam - a term usually used imprecisely to denote a rich soil with a balanced mix of clay, sand, and humus nematode - a wormlike animal also call an eelworm open pollinated - seed produced from natural pollination, which can result in varied plants, although, as most tomatoes are self-fertile, their offspring tend to be consistent

How To Can Tangy Tomatoes

How To Can Tangy Tomatoes

Interested In Canning Juicy Tomatoes? Here's How You Can Prepare Canned Tomatoes At Home. A Comprehensive Guide On Tomato Canning. The process of canning tomatoes at home has been a family tradition with many generations. Making home canned or home tinned tomatoes is something that is remembered by families for years! You must have surely seen your granny canning tomatoes at home in order to prepare for the approaching winters. In winters, one is usually unsure of getting fresh tomatoes.

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