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brewer66



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Location: South Yorkshire

PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 2016 7:52 am    Post subject: Tomatoes  Reply with quote

This is a strange one that I have never seen before.
Earlier this year I bought 2 tomato plants from the local garden center (my seeds were very slow germinating). 1 x Moneymaker and 1 x Alicante. Both are reliable varieties and bear normal sized and shaped fruit.  
Not these !! The first truss set on each plant and as the fruit developed they were as expected.
The second and subsequent trusses however are the size and shape of plum tomatoes.  
When I left school I worked for a few years on a Market Garden. We grew thousands of tomatoes each year including both these varieties but I've never come across this.
Has anyone else ?
I'll try and get some photos.
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brewer66



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 16, 2016 4:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tomato photos,





Not very good photos but the first toms are round and the later are plum shaped.
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Christine



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2016 7:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Makes you wonder if the plants were wrongly labeled before being supplied to the garden centre. Of if someone used the wrong seed packet when originally planting.

Or if you have fairies in your garden.  
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brewer66



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2016 12:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The realy strange thing is that the first trusses were normal sized, round fruit but the subsequent ones are smaller, plum shaped fruits.  

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