Another word for globe is round. It is the most common shape and the one most people think of when it come to tomatoes. Most of them are smooth, uniformly round and tend to be free of defects. Their usual purpose is as a slicing tomato. Most commercial varieties are globes.
Even though they are round, I have not included the very little cherries or slightly larger saladettes in this category. Globes are usually medium sized or about 4-8 oz.