India stands at fourth position in production of tomatoes next to China, U.S.A. And Turkey.
Maximum production of tomatoes takes place in Andhra Pradesh, Orissa, Karnataka, Maharashtra, West Bengal, Bihar, Gujarat etc.
Tomatoes are available for export throughout the year.
High yielding F1 hybrids are being cultivated by farmers on a quite good scale
There is excellent research support from all the SAUs and National Research Institutes like IIHR, Bangalore and IIVR (Indian Institute of Vegetable Research), Varanasi.
Distribution of raised seedlings of F1 hybrids is quite prevalent and is getting popular among vegetable farmers.
APEDA has established a number of Agri Export Zones for vegetables namely in Punjab, U.P., Gujarat, Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal for promoting exports of vegetables and infrastructure for the same is being/has been set up.
Most of the tomatoes are produced in Andhra Pradesh, Orissa, Karnataka and Maharashtra.
The major markets of tomatoes are Kurnool, Prakasam, Bangalore, Belgaum, Nasik, Pune, Sangli and Nagpur.
From above markets tomatoes reach markets of Mumbai, Bhopal, Lucknow, Delhi etc for further distribution.