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Mutant Tomato ? Pics

Posted by dickiefickle 5B Dousman,Wi. (My Page) on
Tue, Apr 24, 12 at 0:59

I have a Black Cherry plant that is 6 inches tall,the top stops with a leaf .
One the left side a single leaf sprouted. A new growth tip between the main stem and the leaf branch is growing ((like a sucker)
On the right side a branch is growing,about 1/2 inch from the stem it has a leaf and another 1/8 inch farther on the branch it has a grow cluster sprouted on the branch (not in the crotch area) the branch continues another 2 inches ending as a leaf.
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RE: Mutant Tomato ? Pics

Yes, what you see is due to a mutation and isn't all that rare.

Another common mutation is when the seedling first puts out the cotyledons what appears is not true leaves on a leader stem but a nub of green in the center. Most of the time that nub of green sits there and doesn't do anything and sometimes, but rarely, a side shoot will comeout of that nub.

I call them blind plants as do some others but others call them something else that I can't remember right now.

Carolyn


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