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Old 1 Week Ago   #1
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Default Striations in tomatoes

What is this, I know its not a pathogen but all my Rutgers on this plant look like this, the plant is doing well however. Although the fruit size is smallish






This tomato is from another plant

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I would say the smaller striped one is not Rutgers.
Either a seed mixup or a cross.
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Do you think its possible it could be a Red Zebra or similar type tomato?
The seeds were purchased.

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Looks like one of those Red Zebras.
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Looks like it, yes
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Maybe a Tigerella, I purchased the seeds from bakers creek and they sell this tomato too.


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Tigerella isnt usually lobed like that is it? Makes me think its a bee pollinated cross.


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Are striations dominant? If not, I'd suspect a stray seed.


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The gs mutation responsible for this kind of striping will show some striping if it carries one copy of the gene and more pronounced striping if it carries both. Theres a good writeup about different kinds of striping here

http://frogsleapfarm.blogspot.com/20...es-in.html?m=1


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That striping looks fairly pronounced to me. I'm going with a stray seed.
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I tasted one of the "Rutgers" last night and let me tell you it was the best tomato I have ever eaten in my life...EVER!!!

But seriously the tomato was OK, sweet with a little acid/tart flavor, nothing to write home about but just a decent tomato, although I was impressed at how thin the skin was.

  • Anyhow here's a few pics of the tomato and plant.

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Whatever it is... it sure is pretty!
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All those tomatoes are on the same plant? It could be that you have a somatic mutation, and that is kind of special... me thinks.
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