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Hi all, have grown my tomato plants from seed (as always)
Can't remember the variety as have discarded packet, but not my usual ones.
They seem healthy enough and most have a large flower appear at the top!! Doesn't look like a fruit to me and also it looks as if it's the tip of the plant rather than a truss
Has anybody been aware of this?? Tried to look up whether they can go to seed but nothing coming up of the possibility, they are about 4-5" tall
Help neede as not to late to buy a few plants in if these aren't any good.
Never come across this but hoping it's the variety, fingers crossed eh
Thanks in advance

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I've never seen anything like this. Looks to me like a failed F1 hybrid or an unstable gene. If you can't find any more plants I would buy another packet of seeds and perhaps sow half and I reckon that you might still get a crop.

23 May, 2019


Oh dear, didn't think it looked good!!! Do you reckon whole batch will go this way??

23 May, 2019


I suspected its fasciation. a cell division blip. cut it off and allow a new shoot to become the leader. it should go onto flower as normal.

23 May, 2019


I've seen this on some of the beefsteak type of tomatoes

I'd leave it and see what develops, see if the rest of the shoots follow suit

23 May, 2019


As GG says beefsteak toms can grow strangely like this. Small amounts of glyphosate can also cause fasciation.

23 May, 2019

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