Tomatoes are fruits but are used as a culinary vegetable. Growing tomatoes can be tricky but is very rewarding if done right. Grow more than one variety, as some will suit your area better than others. Tomatoes come in a wide range of cultivars that suit them to specific conditions and uses. From juicing, salad tomatoes, and just eating off the vine. They can come in a multitude of shapes and sizes and colour with striped varieties and even heart-shaped.