For the horticulturists among you

  jack 12:29 30 Aug 2008
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Out side the backdoor in a pot there is a tomato vine.
It appeared with out our intervention with perhaps the help of a bird letting loose therein.

It is a strange one because it appears to be bearing two types of fruit.
On the lower part is a truss of regular round toms
whilst at the top another truss appear to be of the Plum variety

Is this a first?

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  mrwoowoo 14:48 30 Aug 2008

I wouldn't have thought so.
I have seen Fuchsias with different coloured flowers to the main plant on it.
It's to do with all the crossing of different varieties to get something better.Every so often you will get a throw back within a plant.
More common with Fuchsias than Tomatos i would imagine.

  spuds 16:27 30 Aug 2008

Perhaps its one of those quirky dual hybrids, you often see advertised in the Sunday newspapers. You know the type PlumApple, OrangeLemon etc ;o)

  Pineman100 17:14 30 Aug 2008

I think I recognise this - it's called a Salad Plant.

Let it grow even taller and you'll find that the very top will bear cucumbers.

  crosstrainer 20:24 30 Aug 2008

Multi fruit "Clones" have been around for a while now.........

You seem to have the first "Garden escape" Of this type.

Call in Radio Four.

They will love it. Whilst waiting, allow fruit(s) to develop.

  laurie53 21:20 30 Aug 2008

Few years ago I grew some plum tomatoes.

Woman next door told me I should burn the plant as it was obviously diseased and producing mutant fruit!

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