This plant is a mouthwatering, bright red vegetable and takes about 70-80 days to grow mature. This well-known red plant comes in a variety of kinds differing in color and size. It is popular worldwide and is used for a variety of different uses. One of the most common uses for this vegetable is as a base for ketchup, along as on sandwiches and other foods. This plant can be planted in gardens with other vegetables or as a single plant. Containers or raised beds make growing tomato plants easier.