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Old February 1, 2019   #1
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Default The little tomatoes who thought they were sunflowers

I while ago I had several tomato plants who were abandoned by their parents. The orphans were raised by a family of sunflowers. Apparently, they aren't sure what they are. I believe they are suffering from Species Dysphoria.
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Old February 1, 2019   #2
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It IS Utah, sure the aliens did not pop in????
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Those are truly unique! What are your plans for them?
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Oh too funny! They really do look like sunflowers .

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I've seen that twice in my garden, over the years. Once with Stick, and once with another indeterminate that I can't recall.
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That's crazy!!! but fun too!
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It IS Utah, sure the aliens did not pop in????
Given that it is Utah, I would have suspected aliens except that they were raised by sunflowers.
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Those are truly unique! What are your plans for them?
Since they are all from the same batch of F2 seeds, there has to be a genetic component to it, not just a one-off. So, I'm going to hope they stay small (the middle one is only 5" tall), grow them out and see what the next generation looks like.

It may not be anything new, but it's something I've not seen before. And they will probably put out additional blossoms and spoil the uniqueness.
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Given that it is Utah, I would have suspected aliens except that they were raised by sunflowers.



Maybe they aren't really sunflowers....
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Those are awesome, dfollett! I don't know if sunflowers are dutiful parents, so do please be a good uncle and make sure they get watered..
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Is it strange for me to really like that plant?
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Is it strange for me to really like that plant?
If it does, then both of us are strange. I hope they ripen that single tomato and don't grow any more blossoms.
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I've seen that twice in my garden, over the years. Once with Stick, and once with another indeterminate that I can't recall.
Did they only have one fruit or eventually put out more blossoms?
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Oh, look! sunmatoes.

or maybe su-matoes
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I love them too! Care to share the ancestry of these F2's?
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