What have I grown?

Cocogirl123September 9, 2012


So this is our first year gardening and we put together several above-ground containers. We bought everything as small plants, so we didn't plant anything from seed. In our strawberry box, we noticed something new a while ago and it looked a lot like a tomato plant. Though I know it is unwise, I decided to let it grow because I am just so curious. Now we have the tomatoes growing in the below picture. I am wondering if you would be so kind as to suggest what these might be. I have no clue what they are - or even how they ended up in my strawberries!

Thank you so much for all your help!!

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Here is another photo of some bigger ones - they are over 2 inches long...

    Bookmark   September 9, 2012 at 10:54AM
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planetes(7b (Cascadia - PNW))

They appear to be the general shape of a roma type tomato but it's hard to know the specific variety even with more pictures including fully ripe ones.

    Bookmark   September 9, 2012 at 2:55PM
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To me they look like the Amish Paste tomatoes that I grew this year. My Amish Paste tomatoes had that little "bump" on the end and they got huge.

    Bookmark   September 18, 2012 at 3:50PM
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carolyn137(z4/5 NY)

There are lots of varieties that look like that at the green stage, so no way to ID it, but I bet what you have is a seed that was dropped there by a bird b'c that does happen, especially since you didn't plant it yourself. ( smile)

I don't know what you used in your strawberry box as a growing medium, but it too could have had some tomato seeds in it depending on what you used.

But my vote goes to bird transmission. ( smile)


    Bookmark   September 18, 2012 at 4:51PM
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