Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Large odd tomato

Large odd tomato

I've watched a large tomato ripen and unfortunately my labelling isn't up to much and the plants labels faded in the sun and I can't remember what they are, but this one has grown so much more than anything else. The fruit has grown around the truss and only one other fruit got pollinated on that same truss. The photo shows the large tomato, which has 3 lobes to it, next to (left) the other one of normal size for the plant. To the right is a large Gardener's Delight tomato for comparison.

356g for one tomato!

Admittedly the 356g includes a bit of stalk which the tomato has grown around but none the less it's huge, deformed and there's a bit of scab on it. It wasn't a beef stake type tomato.

The photo doesn't actually do the size or weight of this thing justice and the Gardener's Delight tomato on the right is a large tomato.

I don't know if 3 tomatoes fused together when they were young or whether it is just a freak single one but it's impressive either way!

It stands 8 cm tall and is 10 cm wide and although it may look like 3 stuck together you can trace a single skin all the way around, which makes it physically one tomato. You can see that the right hand side is definitely one piece and the left is joined to the right at the back.

How big and heavy can tomatoes get! The Gardener's Delight on the right is 28g.

3 comments:

  1. It looks good, hope it tastes good too, but being home grown I am sure it will. Looks like you are enjoying the summer.

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    1. I always enjoy summer. I never find large tomatoes taste as good as the small ones but eating what you grow makes everything taste better

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