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Old August 13, 2018   #1
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Default Doughnut shaped tomato and other oddities

There was a thread here at TVille some years ago where people were joking about developing a bagel / doughnut shaped tomato variety. Well, this heat wave has succeeded in achieving exactly that: a true doughnut tomato with a see-through hole in the middle (where the stem was)!

This wonder of nature appeared on my Indian stripe (or was it a Black from Tula, but a black one at any case) and indeed, there is a visible hole there... My mother can prove as she took a peek and could not believe it
Sorry, no picture available at the moment. This delicacy is waiting to be eaten, I picked it at the first blush to avoid any cracking in the coming rainy weather. Might buy (or even better, bake) some wholewheat bagels to fit this one...

Any other odd shapes due the crazy weather?
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Old August 15, 2018   #2
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Did you see the basketball-size & shape one in the "new world record" thread?
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Old August 15, 2018   #3
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Yes, I did.. looked awesome and hope it tasted good, too.
My oddity isn't very large, it's just a crazy shaped, now I really can say I have seen what tomatoes can do ..
The poblem with many of these 'weather wonders' is their uneven ripening. One side of the donut is blackening nicely while the other is still pale green..
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I really get a kick out of the weird shape tomatoes. I've had two of the hole-in-the middle tomatoes over the years. One was a Grandma Oliver's Chocolate this summer - note the green grass background triangle by the stem.






but a better one was the Gogosha quite a few years ago -


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Yep, those are bagel 'maters!


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Old August 16, 2018   #6
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Looks cool ddsack! Wonder why no tomato breeder hasn't taken on this project yet? A variety that consistently produces bagel maters
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