Tomato is a type of herbaceous plant that has an edible fruit from solanaceae family. During its cultivation its fruit first becomes green then transforms into yellow and lastly becomes red in colour. It is produced in mild cultivates. It is cultivated in gardens and fields during the summer months and in greenhouses during the winter. Its origin is South America and Central America.
Tomato is one of the most produced vegetable in the world. In total 1.1 billion tonne vegetables are produced. %15 which means 162 million tonne of this number belongs to tomato. Turkey is situated fourth in the world in tomato production after China, India and United States of America. China supplies 1/3 of the total tomato production with 50 million tonne of tomato produced. Turkey on the other hand supplies %6.7 with 11 million tonne. Antalya is the region which cultivates tomato the most in Turkey. 201 thousand decares that equals to %11.1 of total area where tomatoes are produced is in Antalya. Bursa is in second place with 190 thousand decares and Manisa is the third with 134 thousand decares.
Antalya is the first with 2.4 million tonne in terms of production amount while Bursa is second with 1.6 million tonne and Manisa is third with 975 thousand tonne. The best yield in Turkey is in Mediterranean Region as a result of climate advantage. Tomatoes that are produced in Mediterranean Region equals to %30 of total production. %66 of the tomatoes that are produced in Turkey are produced as table tomatoes while %34 are for tomato sauce and usage in industry.
First place in tomato export in the world belongs to EU countries. Member countries are responsible for %38 of tomato export of the world. Mexico, Jordan, Turkey and Morocco comes after EU countries. Turkey is the country that grows fastest among these countries. Tomato export demonstrated %300 increase in these last 20 years in Turkey.
Cultivars of tomatoes that are produced in Turkey locally; Cherry Tomato, Anna Aasa, Aussie ,Sırık Tomato, Yer Sofralık Tomato and Sanayi Tipi Tomato. Apart from these there are other hybrid(crossbreed) tomatoes that are cultivated. Best known types of hybrid tomatoes are Adonis F1, Egemen F1, Oturak Tomato, Cevahir F1, Beton F1, Super Red F1 and Yesim F1.
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