An Easy Guide to Tomato Weights

An Easy Guide to Tomato Weights

Find measuring tomatoes a pain and need help with how to do it?

Consider it one less problem to think about. We’re here to give you a complete but quick guide on how much tomatoes weigh in different sizes, scenarios and varieties. 

Read on to know the tomato weights, and just bookmark this page for future reference. Let’s get started!

How much do tomatoes weigh?

How much do tomatoes weigh
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Tomatoes can weigh from half an ounce to 16 ounces (14 to 455 grams), depending on their size, variety, ripeness and other factors. 

Small tomatoes, like cherry, grape and plum varieties, usually weigh half an ounce to 3 ounces (14 to 85 grams). 

Medium tomatoes, such as those found in groceries, weigh 4 to 8 ounces (113 to 226 grams), while large or beefsteak tomatoes weigh 16 ounces or more (455 grams above).

Here’s a table of the weight of tomatoes depending on variety and the average number of fruits per pound and kilogram.

VarietyWeight in ouncesFruits for every poundWeight in gramsFruits for every kilogram
Beefsteak8 to 641 to 2227 to 18141 to 4
Cherry0.5 to 28 to 3214 to 5717 to 71
Grape1 to 25 to 1628 to 8512 to 36
Plum1 to 28 to 1628 to 5717 to 36
Roma2 to 53 to 857 to 1427 to 18

Factors Influencing Tomato Weight

The weight of tomatoes depends on their size, ripeness, variety and flavor. Let’s discuss each factor and how they affect tomato weight. 

1. Size

Size
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The United States Department of Agriculture designated four standard tomato sizes – small, medium, large and extra large. These sizes depend on the diameter of the tomatoes. 

The minimum diameter of a tomato is measured at a right angle from the stem to the blossom end to make sure that the tomato can support its own weight. 

The maximum diameter, on the other hand, means the tomato can pass through a round opening at any designated diameter and position. 

Larger tomatoes like beefsteak of heirloom varieties weigh more than small tomatoes like cherry or grape varieties. 

Here’s a table of the size of tomatoes measured by diameters and their respective weights. 

SizeMinimumInches (cm)Maximum
Inches (cm)
Average weight
Ounce (grams)
Average weight
Pounds (kilograms)
Average calories
Small2.125 in (5.398 cm)2.281 in (5.794 cm)3 oz (85 grams)0.08-0.17 lb (0.035-0.075 kg)6 to 14 kcal
Medium2.250 in (5.715 cm)2.531 in (5.794)5 oz (141 grams)0.17-0.33 lb (0.075-0.15 kg)14 to 27 kcal
Large2.500 in (6.350 cm)2.781 in (6.429 cm)7 oz (198 grams)0.33-0.55 lb (0.15-0.25 kg)27 to 45 kcal
Extra Large2.75 in (6.895 cm)N/A36 oz (1,020 grams)0.55-0.99 lb (0.25-0.45 kg)45 to 81 kcal

2. Variety

Variety
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Tomato weight also depends on the variety. Below are the average weight of the most common tomato varieties and their types. 

1. Beefsteak Tomatoes

Beefsteak Tomatoes
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First things first, these tomatoes do not taste like beef steak. They’re called “beefsteak” because they are so big you can easily slice them like beef steak and place them on a sandwich. 

They’re the biggest of all tomato varieties weighing between 8 to 64 ounces (227 to 1,814 grams).

Beefsteak tomato plants can produce dozens of fruits in a single growing season. You’ll get more if you choose an indeterminate type since they will keep producing fruits all throughout the season. 

Below is the table of beefsteak tomato varieties and their weights. 

Beefsteak Tomato VarietyWeight
ounces (grams)
Beefsteak Organic16 to 32 oz (454 to 907 grams)
Better Boy Hybrid16 oz (454 grams)
Brandywine Red16 to 32 oz (454 to 907 grams)
Cherokee Purple13 oz (369 grams)
Heritage Hybrid16 oz (454 grams)
Hungarian Heart8 to 16 oz (227 to 454 grams)
Jersey Boy Hybrid8 to 10 oz (227 to 283 grams)
Orange Wellington Hybrid12 oz (340 grams)
Patty’s Yellow-Striped Beefsteak10 to 16 oz (283 to 454 grams)
Pink Pounder Hybrid16 oz (454 grams)
Porterhouse Hybrid32 to 64 oz (907 to 1,814 grams)
SteakHouse Hybrid24 to 48 oz (680 to 1,361 grams)
Sunny Boy Hybrid16 oz (454 grams)
Super Beefsteak17 oz (482 grams)

2. Roma Tomatoes

Roma Tomatoes
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Compared with cherry or grape tomatoes, Roma tomatoes are larger as they weigh between 2 to 5 ounces (57 to 142 grams).

Although they’re still considered small tomatoes, this variety still produces large yields, even up to hundreds of tomatoes, in a single season. 

Below is the table for the Roma tomato varieties and their respective weights. 

Roma Tomato VarietyWeight
Ounces (grams) 
Orange Roma3 to 4 oz (85 to 113 grams)
Roma VF2 oz (57 grams)
Roma Grande4 oz (113 grams)
Roma Organic2 oz (57 grams)
Tangerine Mama Hybrid3 to 4 oz (85 to 113 grams)
Roma2 oz (57 grams)
Fresh Salsa Hybrid4 to 5 oz (113 to 142 grams)

3. Cherry Tomatoes

Cherry Tomatoes
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Cherry tomatoes are one of the tiniest tomatoes in existence. They weigh from 0.5 to 2 ounces (14 to 57 grams).

Luckily, you can harvest hundreds of tomatoes in a single planting season despite their small size. You can get more cherry tomatoes when you choose indeterminate varieties since they will continue producing fruits throughout the growing season. 

Here’s a table of cherry tomato varieties and their weights in grams and ounces.

Cherry Tomato VarietyWeight ounces (grams)
Black Cherry1 to 2 oz (28 to 57 grams)
Chadwick Cherry1 oz (28 grams)
Cherry Baby Hybrid1 oz (28 grams)
Cherry Roma1 oz (28 grams)
Gardener’s Delight1 oz (28 grams)
Honeycomb Hybrid0.5 oz (14 grams)
Italian Ice Hybrid1 oz (28 grams)
Sun Gold Hybrid1 oz (28 grams)
Sunchocola Hybrid1 to 2 oz (28 to 57 grams)
Super Sweet 100 Hybrid1 oz (28 grams)

4. Grape Tomatoes

Grape Tomatoes
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Grape tomatoes are slightly larger than cherry tomatoes. They commonly weigh between 1 to 3 ounces (14 to 57 grams).

Like other small tomato varieties, grape tomatoes also offset their size by producing a large yield in a single plant. 

Here are the common grape tomatoes and their weights. 

Grape Tomato VarietyWeight
ounces (grams)
Maglia Rosa1 to 3 oz (28 to 85 grams)
Napa Grape Hybrid1 oz (28 grams)
Sweet Zen Hybrid1 to 2 oz (28 to 57 grams)

5. Plum Tomatoes

Plum Tomatoes
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Plum tomatoes weigh from 1 to 2 ounces (28 to 57 grams). They’re likened to the size of a grape, but plum tomatoes are usually more oval-shaped. 

Despite their size, plum tomatoes also produce hundreds of fruits in a single growing season. You’ll even harvest more if you choose indeterminate plum tomato types. 

The table below shows the common plum tomato varieties and their weights. 

Plum Tomato VarietyWeight
ounces (grams)
Juliet Hybrid1 oz (28 grams)
Shimmer Hybrid1 to 2 oz (28 to 57 grams)

3. Ripeness

Ripeness
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Ripe tomatoes weigh more than unripe ones because of their high water content and developed sugars. Some tomato varieties also have thick walls and denser flesh that enable them to contain more water, which adds to their weight. 

How many tomatoes are there in a pound?

How many tomatoes are there in a pound
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There can be two large, three medium or four small tomatoes for every pound. If you have small tomato varieties, there can be as many as 20 cherry tomatoes in a pound. 

Here’s a quick guide on the number of tomatoes for every pound. 

Type of TomatoNumber of Tomatoes per PoundAverage weight
ounces (grams)
Large or Beefsteak1 to 35.3 to 15 oz (150 to 450 grams)
Medium3 to 62.6 to 5.3 oz (75 to 150 grams)
Small6 to 131.2 to 2.6 oz (35 to 75 grams)
Cherry 20 to 450.35 to 0.7 oz (10 to 20 grams)

How many tomatoes are there in a kilogram?

How many tomatoes are there in a kilogram
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Below is a table of the average weight and number of tomatoes in a kilogram.

Type of TomatoNumber of Tomatoes per KilogramAverage weight
ounces (grams)
Large or Beefsteak4 to 75.3 to 15 oz (150 to 450 grams)
Medium7 to 132.6 to 5.3 oz (75 to 150 grams)
Small13 to 291.2 to 2.6 oz (35 to 75 grams)
Cherry 50 to 1000.35 to 0.7 oz (10 to 20 grams)

How many cups of tomatoes are in a can?

How many cups of tomatoes are in a can
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There are about 2 cups of fresh tomatoes in a 16-oz can.

Here’s a summary of can weights and the number of cups of tomatoes needed to fill them. 

Can weightCups of Tomatoes
16 oz2
28 oz3
35 oz4

How many tomatoes are in a portion?

How many tomatoes are in a portion
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One portion is equivalent to a medium-sized tomato weighing between 2.6 to 5.3 ounces (75 to 150 grams).

Below is a table of the number of tomatoes needed to meet the recommended portion size for every size. 

Tomato SizeNumber of Tomatoes Needed for Every Portion
Cherry 6
Small2
Medium1
Large1/2
Beefsteak 1/4

FAQs on Weighing Tomatoes

How many cups can I make in one pound of tomatoes?

On average, you can produce one and a half cups of chopped tomato or 3 cups of pureed tomatoes in every pound.

How many tomatoes are there in a bushel?


There can be 106 large, 159 medium or 1,060 cherry tomatoes in every bushel weighing 53 pounds.

How many cherry tomatoes are there in a pint?


There are 25 cherry tomatoes in one pint weighing 10 oz (275 grams).

How many beefsteak tomatoes are there in a pound?


One pound contains three large or beefsteak tomatoes.

How many tomatoes are there in a 28-oz can?


Six medium-sized tomatoes can fit in a 28-oz can.

How much does a cup of fresh tomato weigh?

A cup of freshly-chopped tomato weighs 7.1 ounces (200 grams) and contains 35 calories.

How much do cherry tomatoes weigh compared to regular tomatoes?


Cherry tomatoes weigh between 0.5 to 1 ounce (15 to 30 grams), while medium or regular-sized tomatoes weigh more at around 5 to 6 ounces (140 to 170 grams).

How does the weight of a tomato impact its nutritional value?


Large tomatoes have higher nutritional value because of their increased size and weight. However, the nutrients per unit of weight remain constant. 

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