pics of tomatoes from Amish Paste x Roman Candle graft
For some reason during March, I bought two tomatoes from a sale at Prusch Park. So I bought Amish Paste and Roman Candle, and I had no idea where to put both of them. I knew it was easy to root tomatoes. Just put them in water and in a week, they'll root. I only had room for one among my roses (I would give up tomatoes anytime for my roses, BTW)
This was my idea: Graft both varaities together, tie them with some dental floss, and dunk it in some water. I was successful. Both tomato varities fussed (grafted) and rooted.
So I grew this graft. I've ignored this tomato till just recently. (I'm not one to fuss over a tomato plant. If it surives, then I get some tomatoes. If it doesn't, just get another plant.) And I saw that there were three distinct tomatoes. One very yellow one curing one. One red perfectly acorn shaped one. And a stripped curving red one with yellow stripes (although, this varies).
I went to google and found out that the yellow one was Roman Candle, the red one was acorn.
So I asked myself, "Is this my own hybrid?"
I've looked more info and found out that Roman Candle was a sport of Speckled Candle.
Is it possible that this tomato is actually my own graft hybrid? I think there are a few branches coming from the graft itself (a chimera). Or could this be a throwback of Speckled Candle?
Now I heard that seeds from intergeneric grafts will segregate to their reverted parents. Now if my tomato is not a throw back of Speckled Candle, will seedlings of these fruit be either Roman Candle or Amish Paste? Or should I see some variations.
I mean, this isn't an intergeneric graft. It's tomato and tomato.
But first, I'm not sure if this isn't a throw back to the parent of Roman Candle-- Speckled Candle. Can anyone verify that this isn't Speckled Candle?
Hopefully I am able to stabalize this variety by just growing the seeds for several generations. I would like to eventually sell this to a nursery if possible.