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Alien tomatoes

Post: #280623 Odsox
Thu Jul 31, 2014 9:31 am

OK, I've seen quite a few oddities concerning fruit and veg, mainly odd and rude shaped ones, but this is the first time I've seen this.
It doesn't look real in the photos, but I have green tomato fruits with flowers erupting from the surface. :scratch:
Not just one, but a whole truss, and although I didn't spot one earlier I think they develop into another Siamese twin like fruit.
Well it takes a weirdo to grow weirdo tomatoes. :lol:

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Re: Alien tomatoes

Post: #280624 MKG
Thu Jul 31, 2014 9:59 am

(**Surreptitiously checks date**)

No, it's not April. How very odd.
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Re: Alien tomatoes

Post: #280631 Odsox
Thu Jul 31, 2014 11:45 am

:lol: ..... and I should have pointed out that those photos are straight off the camera, no photoshopping involved (well apart from reducing the size of the images)

EDIT: also I promise I haven't glued a flower on top of those tomatoes.
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Re: Alien tomatoes

Post: #280636 Green Aura
Thu Jul 31, 2014 1:50 pm

We've had the occasional double tomato, but I've never seen the flowers - I just assumed it was two tomatoes forming too close together. It's a bit gross :shock:
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Re: Alien tomatoes

Post: #280638 Odsox
Thu Jul 31, 2014 2:09 pm

I've also had the occasional double tomato as well, and I've seen the occasional double flower and assumed that one led to the other. I have no idea if the double tomato in the photo is the result of the oddity or not, but I will keep a close eye on the weird fruit flower ones and report back. I'm sure thinking about it, nothing will come of them, but you never know.

That's the sort of thing you might expect from GM tomato seed.
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Re: Alien tomatoes

Post: #280640 MKG
Thu Jul 31, 2014 2:49 pm

I suppose the idea of making two tomato sandwiches at once is quite appealing. :lol:
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Re: Alien tomatoes

Post: #280648 ina
Thu Jul 31, 2014 6:45 pm

Any idea what variety that is? Just wondering whether a particular one is more susceptible to this kind of strange behaviour...
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Re: Alien tomatoes

Post: #280650 Odsox
Thu Jul 31, 2014 7:33 pm

Yes Ina, that plant is a Rose de Berne.
This is the first year I've grown it, so I have no idea what to expect, but I certainly didn't expect that.
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Re: Alien tomatoes

Post: #280683 Zech
Sun Aug 03, 2014 7:17 am

You may have prize-winning tomatoes on your hands, there.

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This was at our local agricultural and horticultural show, yesterday.
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Re: Alien tomatoes

Post: #280711 doofaloofa
Sun Aug 03, 2014 5:51 pm

Hydroponics are EVIL!
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Re: Alien tomatoes

Post: #280715 Odsox
Sun Aug 03, 2014 6:22 pm

doofaloofa wrote:Hydroponics are EVIL!

Ahh, but they are not hydroponic ones, they are it 10" pots. :iconbiggrin:
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Re: Alien tomatoes

Post: #280719 doofaloofa
Sun Aug 03, 2014 6:38 pm

10" pots are EVIL!
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