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Fruiting Vegetables: Tomatoes

Learn more about fruiting vegetables — particularly tomatoes — with our thorough plant guide that shows you when to sow and harvest, plus the best conditions for these plants.

Excerpted from Simple Steps: Vegetable Gardening

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Sweet Olive Tomatoes are Unique Olive Shaped Fruit
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Tomato 'Sweet Olive' F1

For baby plum tomatoes that grow outdoors, try this reliable cordon variety. The clusters of scarlet fruits have an excellent, intense flavor, and the skins do not split readily. Plants may require some staking.
Sow: Early to mid-spring
Harvest: Midsummer to mid-fall
Soil Preference: Well-drained soil, moist soil
Sun or Shade: Full sun

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