Tuesday, January 19, 2010

A Different Year - A Different Shape

Last season I grew out a self sown tomato which I first called Red Velvet as shown in a previous post, which was a globe shaped fruit as you can see in the photo in that post.
This year the very first fruit showed that it had changed shape and was looking more and more heart shaped in its appearance.

The interesting thing first noticed when looking at the fruit on the three plants I grew this year, was that two plants had oblate fruit, while this one had a mix of oblate and heart shape. For my seed saving efforts this season from this variety, I have selected only seed from the heart shape fruit, maybe not a wise move but as only at F2 I'll see what happens next season.

I still have my work cut out for me with growing this tomato I've called 'Village Red' - but it's all good fun.