Saturday, August 21

Conjoined tomatoes?

How's this for a tomato or maybe it's several?
This strange tomato is  growing on one of the costoluto fiorentino plants in our garden greenhouse. This was grown from a packet of free seeds that must have come with a magazine. It's supposed to be a beefsteak tomato and all the other fruits look like you would expect a beefsteak tomato to look. All the bits in the photo (except my fingers) even the green bits are conjoined. Wonder what it will be like when we cut into it?

I think I'll add it to my collection of strange fruit and vegetables on my website here.

16 comments:

  1. what a special tomato you have there!! it would be a shame to cut it, but i would be intrigued as to how it looks in the middle.

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  2. I have had several like this from the same variety. ( I think it came free with either KG or GYO magazine...)

    very strange looking inside, but tastes OK!

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  3. Very strange. You wouldn't find that in a supermarket.

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  4. What a strange looking tomato, one to treasure, mine look positively boring by comparison!

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  5. Hi Nicky - I'll take a photo when we cut it!

    It was GYO Compostwoman - I've just searched out the packet

    It ouldn't pass EEC regs would it Jo?

    Maybe I should do a Damien Hurst, Damo and preserve it inwhatever it is he uses?

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  6. Me too, me too (jumping up and down at the back, excitedly!).

    I'm also growing CF - we must have got free seeds from the same magazine {grin}. Mine also have some uber-strange protuberances. Will take some pictures.

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  7. Hi BW, Must be in the genes then!

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  8. Your plot isn't located adjacent to a nuclear power plant by any chance is it? :D certainly mutated lol.

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  9. Arrr; it be agin nature, it be. If it baint germonetically modified it'll be a sport. It does look a good sport!

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  10. that's is a fantastic specimen...don't forget to photo it when you finally cut it open...I'm intrigued to see what it looks like inside!!

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  11. That is a very interesting tomato, and I think it's one, not few conjoined. When will you harvest it? When it all turns red or majority of it? I would be interested to see the inside of it.

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  12. Hi Craig - not even under power lines1

    Hello Woody - I hope it remains sporting when we eat it!

    Tanya - Watch this space.

    Vrtlarica - When to harvest now there's a question not sure whether we wait for it to be totally red or not!

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  13. This is great! Costoluto is such a yummy tomato too.. when you grow heirloom tomatoes, you just never know what you're going to get! The joy of gardening..

    Niki http://yearroundveggiegardener.blogspot.com

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  14. Hi Niki
    I haven't tasted a costoluto yet as it's the first time we've grown them so look forward to a tasting

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  15. That is beautiful! Not ugly at all.

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  16. It was probably uglier from the other side Hazel

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