Wednesday, August 17, 2011

red rocket tomato: putting the “cum” in lycopersicum

i have a few tomato freaks with phallic protrusions. before this year i’d only seen this kind of mutation in pictures. it’s not very uncommon but i can’t find a name for the phenomenon, or a cause. i did come across this fascinating list of tomato mutations and conditions, but i couldn’t find this on there. anyone know anything about these?

3 comments:

Kim and Victoria said...

Nooooooo......but it's cute.

Bumble Lush said...

Too funny! I've never seen anything like this. Maybe they just like you! LOL

Is it happening on one particular variety only, or on all your tomatoes?

Emily said...

it's happening randomly on a few different varieties, not nearly all of them though. this one is a chiapas wild currant tomato, it's the only one i've seen on that plant.