Meet the San Marzano family...........

catherinet(5 IN)August 21, 2012

LOL!

I was tempted to draw faces on them, but didn't want to make them inedible!

So many of mine this year had that seam around them. Anyone know why that happened? We had a severe drought, but I watered them every 2 days.

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digdirt2(6b-7a No.Cent. AR HZ8 Sun-35)

It's called zippering. Usually a result of pollination issues during cooler weather; similar to catfacing.

Dave

    Bookmark   August 21, 2012 at 5:48PM
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catherinet(5 IN)

That's strange, since we had temps in the mid 90's to lower 100's this summer. Maybe the same pollination problems are present in hot weather too?

    Bookmark   August 21, 2012 at 9:48PM
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hcoon(5a)

LOL! Love it.

Many of my San Marzanos look like that too!! This is my first year growing them, so I thought that was normal.

    Bookmark   August 22, 2012 at 8:31PM
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catherinet(5 IN)

Hi hcoon,
It was my first year too. They almost look like they grew through some chicken wire fencing. They are weird, but cute! haha

    Bookmark   August 30, 2012 at 9:06PM
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