Doesn't this just make your hair stand on end?
Haven't a clue! I've posted this pic over on the Tomato forum in hopes somebody over there knows.
We do live downwind of Los Alamos...
Nah, couldn't be that.
LOL, wow! Tomatoes with parasitic twins! Los Alamos, huh? Hmm, have you noticed any extra limbs growing from any of your family members or neighbors? O.O
It's kinda hard to tell... it's kinda like the Appalacians around here: old families that are all related somehow... and poor. I mean... is it thalidimide, thorium or thiamine deficiency? So many choices....
So you know what I'm talkin' about...
None of that sloppy open genetics like in the big city.
Personally, I'd go for 'Designer Mater' if I was marketing them ;)
Hmm... I am also downwind of Santa Fe... the city [very] different. This may be a crystal aura smudging reiki channeling "higher beings" effect....
LOL I like Hineni's idea; make lots of money on them. 'Course the demand would be great, and you'd have to try and grow tons of them!
Do you still have the really ugly one with all the green spewing out of it? If so, you should cut it in half so we can see what the inside looks like. :)
Nope, no goat poop at all. Just the donkey manure, which I've always done. The only new thing this year is the high tunnel... maybe it's just tomato-ey excitement? LOL
It looks like little tomatoes growing out of the big one. Are there a lot of them or just a few. Mutations or sports occure all the time in the palnt world. May be the high tunnel is keeping too much pollen concentrated around the plants and making them do weird things or maybe it has crossed with something else that is putting out a lot of pollen.
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Tomatoes are self-fertile, so pollen levels and crossing is pretty irrelevant. It is little tomatoes growing out the bottom, seems that Siletz is prone to it, and I think it's called hyperparthnocarpy... at least that's what one site called it. Haven't gotten around to finding out why it happens. Not all of the fruit are affected, it seems to be mostly the first set.
You are correct on tomatoes being self-fertile but they can still cross with other varieties to create some weird looking stuff. Not familiar with what grows in your part of the world but that one looked like it tried to have a litter instead of just one.
LOL... littering. =0)
On further research, the Siletz is parthenocarpic, meaning it will form fruit without pollination, useful for cool temps when the pollen might not be sufficiently mature at the first flowerings. So this is probably a function of that characteristic.
Parthenocarpic tomatoes (and other plants) produce very few seeds, so this is useful for both greenhouse growing (no pollinators needed) and folks with diverticulitis (little to no seed removal necessary).
What'd you end up doing with it, Jayryunen? Probably sold it on ebay for big bucks, lol.
We ate it! Got several others, just let them ripen and ate 'em. Yum!
kinda reminds me of the blob movies
you could do a movie on tomato blobs from outer space LOL
Controlling the president's mind... doesn't matter which pres... a REAL vegetable conspiracy for world domination...
Be afraid, be sorta afraid.
Vegetable conspiracy? In Mexico?
I was thinking more China, where the tofu runs freeeeeeee!
Since Calf. has turned off the water to all of its farmers for the preservation of some kind of fish or something and stop the spread of global warming we will have to get most of our veggies from Mexico and Central America now. China just fortifies the tofu with Melamine for extra flavor.
I thought the melamine increased the apparent protein! (Seems more like a thickening - stiffening? - agent to me.)
Yeah, it's how they make firm tofu... LOL
Remember melamine handles on utensils?
Yeah, CA... where they cut the farmers off, but lawn watering is still legal. Well, we'd better not get started on water politics... you know what they say out here in the West...
Whiskey's fer drinkin', water's fer fightin'...
beer for my horses and whiskey for my men ! LOL
that is al i know *wink*
I've got a donkey that whimpers for beer... he's just purely pathetic if you stand near him while you're drinking a cold one. Do you have any idea how long that upper lip can get? LOL I always save him the last swallow in the bottle... oh yes, he drinks out of the bottle.
Personally, I take this as proof of reincarnation... my other donks are just not that interested in beer. I think ol' Shenanigans was a lush in his last life....
LOL Jay that is to funny. Could be , you just never know about his universe of ours :)