Scientific Name for Tomato - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by eeyoredreams
January 11, 1998
What is the scientific name for the Delicious Tomato Plant?


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Answer from NGA
January 11, 1998
Plants are classified in the following way:
Family
Genus
Species
Variety

The botanical name for your tomato is:
Family: Solanaceae
Genus: Lycopersicum
Species: esclentum
Variety: 'delicious'

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