Lycopersicon esculentum   Tomato C DD I

Lycopersicon esculentum whole Lycopersicon esculentum flowers

This plant used to be grown in green houses and would a few decades ago rarely be seen as a roadside weed. Such is the mildness of the modern British climate that it is genuinely an established wild escape with this particular plant looking very healthy growing from a pile of rubble. It is originally an introduction from the Americas now grown for its fruit which can be yellow or orange as well as the familiar red.

It is now found through out the British Isles and has escaped very effectively in the north west and south east of England.


Re-directed to Solanum lycopersicum.

Waste ground outside Frodsham, Cheshire 17th October 2006

Added on 13th January 2007, updated and re-directed 9th December 2010