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Weird plants

Post: # 287100Post Odsox
Wed Apr 13, 2016 2:34 pm

I think it must be the air down here, because I've grown some "interesting" things in my time. Some can be logically explained, like I've grown peas and found the peas have all germinated inside the pods, can be explained by my very humid air, but some are just plain odd.
I've posted 2 photos on here before, but to save you the trouble of finding them I'll repost them.

There was my weird sweetcorn with kernels maturing on MALE flowers .....
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Then there were my "alien" tomatoes with flowers sprouting from fruit. They didn't produce another tomato BTW, they just fell off after a while......
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Now I have a cross between my peas and tomatoes, that is tomato seeds germinating INSIDE a tomato fruit. That one has me beat, and although "interesting" I don't think I'll bother teasing out the little plantlets to grow on, it's not exactly a desirable trait.
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It's a good thing my wife is past childbearing age, you never know what might happen. :iconbiggrin:
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Wed Apr 13, 2016 4:11 pm

The answer lies in your potting compost as I've explained elsewhere. Oh dear.

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Post: # 287109Post diggernotdreamer
Wed Apr 13, 2016 9:52 pm

spooky goings on, have you had any strange looking clouds coming over, or rumours of radio active dust blowing across from Russia or North Korea

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Wed Apr 13, 2016 10:06 pm

Sellafield runoff?
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Post: # 287118Post bonniethomas06
Thu Apr 14, 2016 2:50 pm

I noticed that in the sweetcorn fields near me (Wiltshire) last year there were the same kernels growing from the tassles. Weird, very weird.
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Post: # 287119Post Odsox
Thu Apr 14, 2016 3:14 pm

Aah, it's all becoming clear now.
It's all spread from Porton Down, a devious plan by the English infidels to destroy my tomatoes :angry5:
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Post: # 291724Post Odsox
Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:28 pm

My sweetcorn has been at it again, not sure if it's trans-gender or bi-sexual, but whatever it is it's doing it in my tunnel.
Kernels on the male tassels that is ....
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I suppose it might be handy to save those kernels for seed and see if I could grow them like that as normal, it would make it a lot easier to see when they are ready to harvest, instead of peeling back the wrappers on each cob. :iconbiggrin:
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Post: # 291725Post Green Aura
Mon Aug 06, 2018 4:22 pm

They are a bit bizarre - not sure I'd fancy eating them.
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Post: # 291728Post Weedo
Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:54 pm

I don't know what is happening with your corn Odsox, but it is not unusual for some grasses to produce apoximitic seeds, formed without pollen or fertilisation, in addition to sexually produced seeds.. These are usually a reproduction "insurance" strategy (grazing pressure avoidance) and occur before normal seed production and usually much lower on the plant. Perhaps your corn is frightened?
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Post: # 291729Post Odsox
Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:59 am

Weedo wrote:
Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:54 pm
Perhaps your corn is frightened?
Well I do go and look at them on a daily basis. :lol:
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Post: # 292857Post Odsox
Sun Jul 21, 2019 10:03 am

Resurrected this thread because I have yet another oddity.
One weird tomato, this is a Berkley Tie Dye tomato and this is it's first fruit, which is the result from one of those huge flowers you sometimes get on the first truss. Up until now nothing ever came from those huge flowers, but this time it produced this huge fruit.
Don't worry it's now been destroyed ... eaten for breakfast, fried on toast.
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Post: # 292858Post Flo
Sun Jul 21, 2019 3:58 pm

That's not fair. I want a big tomato. There's a spate of marble sized tomatoes up here - and that's not on the cherry tomatoes either. Spread around the town and happening to experienced growers as well as novices. Oh and the sweetcorn is not doing as it should on a plot near mine - he didn't plant dwarf sweetcorn but that's what he seems to be growing. I hear that's wide spread problem this year mind. Our oddities are different to yours that's for sure.

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Post: # 292859Post Green Aura
Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:55 am

We don't grow big tomatoes because we've been growing them on our windowsills for the last 2-3 years (the ex-therapy room/ now greenhouse is up and running at last so that might alter next year).
The crop, even SW facing, has been very disappointing though. The Bloody Butcher has been the star, but we've probably only had a couple of pounds of 5 plants. The others - a mix of cherries, and Marmande, have done very little other than shoot up to the top of the windows, desperately trying to get some sun presumably.
A neighbour gave us one Alicante and one Ailsa Craig that haven't even done anything yet, although they do have a much longer growing time than the ones we usually grow.
The peppers are also struggling - some lovely fruits but probably half, or less, previous years crops.
No strange shapes though - I'll leave that to Odsox. :lol:
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