The story so far:
If I were a botanist I’d tell you that a tomato plant is an herbaceous vine placed by Linnaeus in the Solanaceae family, or nightshade family, closely related to chili peppers and belladonna. Its stems are dicots, branching and terminating in flowers, or terminating when they are pruned. And I would tell you the dicot stems are pubescent, covered in fine hairs that seek out rich soil and become roots, when not caged by gardeners. Their leaves are compound and their flowers are found on the apical meristem. Tomatoes are self fertilizing. Their fruit is classified as a berry and a true fruit since it is borne of the plant’s ovary (although, were I a botanist, I might not say it just like that).