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What type of root does a tomato plant have?

The tomato plant can have a fibrous root system or a taproot system depending on how the plant was grown. If the plant is grown from a seed, the plant will exhibit taproot organization, as shown in the photograph and drawing below. When the plant is grown from cuttings, a fibrous root system will form.

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Just so, how deep is the root system of a tomato plant?

The root system of a tomato plant might extend to as much as 2 feet deep, but the main portion of the root system lies in the first 12 inches under the soil. Because the roots lie close to the surface, it is important to dig carefully around tomato plants so you don't damage the roots.

Beside above, is tomato a deep rooted crop? Tomatoes require a deep root system to help pull water from the soil and keep full plants structurally sound. Deep root growth is increased in tomatoes when the seedlings are set deep in the soil, given plenty of water and given adequate space between plants.

is tomato a root?

Surprisingly, the type of root system a particular tomato plant will have depends on how it was started. If grown from seed, the plant will develop a large, central root, known as a taproot, with smaller lateral roots branching off from it.

Which type of plants have a taproot?

Taproot. Taproot, main root of a primary root system, growing vertically downward. Most dicotyledonous plants (see cotyledon), such as dandelions, produce taproots, and some, such as the edible roots of carrots and beets, are specialized for food storage.

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