June 20, 2016

Tomato Love

I HEART homegrown tomatoes...literally.


Just look at this heart-shaped tomato from our garden! It has only one stem, but it looks like two tomatoes were fused together somehow.

How did this happen???

According to what I discovered, this somewhat unusual phenomenon is known as fasciation. Fasciation can occur in a vascular plant's stem, root, fruit, or flower head. What happens is tissue development around the growing tip forms abnormally in a perpendicular elongated direction instead of cylindrically around the tip as it should. This results in shape deformities.


In our case, we ended up with a beautiful heart-shaped tomato, which I love.

P.S. If you think our heart tomato is cool, then you're sure to love these rubber duckie tomatoes.

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    1. Yes, it is and a first for our garden.

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  2. WOW...what a beauty! Now, THAT'S pretty amazing! :)

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    1. It was almost a shame to eat it, but we did, and it was delicious!

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