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Jayryunen
Sapello, NM
(Zone 5b)

August 21, 2009
1:09 AM

Post #6970392

Doesn't this just make your hair stand on end?

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Joan
Belfield, ND
(Zone 4a)



August 21, 2009
1:12 AM

Post #6970401

That's pretty weird! Any idea what caused that?
Jayryunen
Sapello, NM
(Zone 5b)

August 21, 2009
1:16 AM

Post #6970420

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.
KyWoods
Melbourne, KY
(Zone 6a)

August 21, 2009
1:21 AM

Post #6970432

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
Jayryunen
Sapello, NM
(Zone 5b)

August 21, 2009
1:47 AM

Post #6970519

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...
KyWoods
Melbourne, KY
(Zone 6a)

August 21, 2009
3:58 AM

Post #6970955

ROFL, hey watch it, yer talkin' to someone in KY ;)
Jayryunen
Sapello, NM
(Zone 5b)

August 21, 2009
4:11 AM

Post #6970984

So you know what I'm talkin' about...
None of that sloppy open genetics like in the big city.
Hineni
Paris, TN
(Zone 6b)

August 21, 2009
10:16 AM

Post #6971444

Personally, I'd go for 'Designer Mater' if I was marketing them ;)
Jayryunen
Sapello, NM
(Zone 5b)

August 21, 2009
1:21 PM

Post #6971782

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

KyWoods
Melbourne, KY
(Zone 6a)

August 21, 2009
7:00 PM

Post #6973061

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!
Joan
Belfield, ND
(Zone 4a)



August 21, 2009
7:03 PM

Post #6973067

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. :)
lizards_keep
Colmesneil, TX
(Zone 8b)

August 22, 2009
9:43 AM

Post #6975149

Too much goat poop?
Jayryunen
Sapello, NM
(Zone 5b)

August 22, 2009
6:40 PM

Post #6976363

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
lizards_keep
Colmesneil, TX
(Zone 8b)

August 22, 2009
7:11 PM

Post #6976447

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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Jayryunen
Sapello, NM
(Zone 5b)

August 22, 2009
9:10 PM

Post #6976821

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.
lizards_keep
Colmesneil, TX
(Zone 8b)

August 22, 2009
10:07 PM

Post #6976973

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.
Jayryunen
Sapello, NM
(Zone 5b)

August 23, 2009
1:04 AM

Post #6977490

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).
CajuninKy
Biggs, KY
(Zone 6a)

September 8, 2009
3:14 AM

Post #7038968

Wierd deal. Looks like an eviseration.
KyWoods
Melbourne, KY
(Zone 6a)

September 8, 2009
9:19 PM

Post #7041474

What'd you end up doing with it, Jayryunen? Probably sold it on ebay for big bucks, lol.
porkpal
Richmond, TX

September 8, 2009
11:07 PM

Post #7041784

Save the seed, and if it breeds true, PATENT IT!
Jayryunen
Sapello, NM
(Zone 5b)

October 23, 2009
2:50 PM

Post #7200272

We ate it! Got several others, just let them ripen and ate 'em. Yum!

taynors

taynors
Urbana, OH
(Zone 5b)

October 23, 2009
4:11 PM

Post #7200491

kinda reminds me of the blob movies
you could do a movie on tomato blobs from outer space LOL
Jayryunen
Sapello, NM
(Zone 5b)

October 24, 2009
2:13 PM

Post #7203245

Controlling the president's mind... doesn't matter which pres... a REAL vegetable conspiracy for world domination...

Be afraid, be sorta afraid.

LOL

taynors

taynors
Urbana, OH
(Zone 5b)

October 24, 2009
2:27 PM

Post #7203283

LOL :)
lizards_keep
Colmesneil, TX
(Zone 8b)

October 24, 2009
9:01 PM

Post #7204305

Didn't that start in Mexico and Central America?
Jayryunen
Sapello, NM
(Zone 5b)

October 24, 2009
11:41 PM

Post #7204827

Vegetable conspiracy? In Mexico?
I was thinking more China, where the tofu runs freeeeeeee!
lizards_keep
Colmesneil, TX
(Zone 8b)

October 25, 2009
11:17 PM

Post #7207841

Since Calf. has turned off the water to all of it’s 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.
……… Right? …..
porkpal
Richmond, TX

October 26, 2009
4:04 AM

Post #7208832

I thought the melamine increased the apparent protein! (Seems more like a thickening - stiffening? - agent to me.)
Jayryunen
Sapello, NM
(Zone 5b)

October 26, 2009
1:36 PM

Post #7209547

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'...

taynors

taynors
Urbana, OH
(Zone 5b)

October 27, 2009
1:01 AM

Post #7211932

beer for my horses and whiskey for my men ! LOL
:)
that is al i know *wink*
Jayryunen
Sapello, NM
(Zone 5b)

October 27, 2009
1:52 PM

Post #7213254

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...

taynors

taynors
Urbana, OH
(Zone 5b)

October 27, 2009
7:39 PM

Post #7214210

LOL Jay that is to funny. Could be , you just never know about his universe of ours :)

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