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Mutant tomato plant??

Discussion in 'Edible Gardening' started by waiting for the weather, Jul 4, 2018.

  1. waiting for the weather

    waiting for the weather Gardener

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    Hi everyone,

    One of my tomato plants has gone very odd. The growing shoot seemed to taper off into one or two enormous flowers, each at the end of their own branch (perhaps the true growing shoot got pinched out by accident and a side shoot took over?). In turn these flowers seem to have turned into what appear to be very weird tomatoes.

    Does anyone have any idea what has happened here?!

    I was planning to just let it do its thing and see what happens.

    Would love to hear any thoughts! Thank you in advance


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  2. pete

    pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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    I've seen this kind of thing on Marmande.
    I think it is probably a bush variety, you often get one badly shaped tomato on each truss, the rest are usually ok.
    Yes I think the true growing point has been pinched out, if that is what you are doing.
    Others will come though, but it might take a while.
     
  3. JWK

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    Those multi flowers are called mega blooms - some varieties are more prone to it than other. Some of the giant veg growers encourage mega blooms
     
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