10 July 2011

Tomato problems...





Well, anyone got any suggestions as to what's going on here???

It is from a Costoluto Fiorentino, growing in a large pot in the polytunnel and none of the others seem to be developing (?) like that. Any suggestions welcomed.

Oh and no one has got all the flowers from the last post correct yet! I'll give it another couple of days before giving the answers.

11 comments:

Martin and Amy said...

Oh..

Mo and Steve said...

I think it could be 'catfacing' - the blossoms get stuck to each other and you end up with deformed tomatoes.

Sue@G.L. Allotments said...

Nothing wrong - costoluto seems prone to doing this which is why we haven't grown it this year. This is one of ours from last year

RobD said...

Thanks for the explanation. So is it going to make you 'rogues gallery' then Sue?!

Vivian said...

Have you heard of megablooms? They can produce tomatoes that look like yours, almost like a disorganized bunch of tomatoes fused together. It would be interesting to see a cross section. Great blog.

Sue@G.L. Allotments said...

It certainly earns a place in my rogue's gallery Rob. I'll link it back to your blog.

Sue@G.L. Allotments said...

You are now featured in the rogue's gallery here

Mark Willis said...

Doesn't "Costoluto" mean "convoluted" or some such? You can see why! I have grwon these in the past, and they often produce some wierd-shaped fruits. Nothing to worry about, I say.

Paul and Melanie said...

I wonder what it'd have looked like if you'd left it to mature... I kinda love these weird things growing your own produces.. My Costoluto has only just started producing fruit of any kind but not had anything like this yet... :)

Woody Wilbury said...

I was going to say I thought they were supposed to look like that!

Casa Mariposa said...

It's a mutant space tomato. I'd keep it close but maybe not too close... :o)