Tomatoes growing inside tomato

Discussion in 'Gardening' started by denasfarm, Feb 25, 2013.

  1. denasfarm

    denasfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This was purchased from Walmart as an "on the vine" tomato about three weeks ago. It was sitting in the window over my sink. We were going to have BLTs for lunch and when I picked it up it just didn't look right with its bumps. Then when I sliced it, it was full of tiny plants. I then pealed the skin off the top to expose the bumps... more plants .
    I put it in a separate container to get some size on it and I will repot and try and grow some of these.
    I thought Walmart irradiated all produce, thus preventing this not so uncommon, as I found by googling, issue.
    It happens in Tomatoes, Corn, Beans etc... Called Vivipary.

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  2. thebanthams

    thebanthams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cool!, I have heard of them growing weird !
     
  3. Chickenpoor

    Chickenpoor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One time when I was carving a pumpkin some of the seeds inside it had sprouted. They hadn't started to poke the skin and make bumps like that though.
     
  4. SarahJaneB

    SarahJaneB Chillin' With My Peeps

    Wow, that's neat. Haven't seen that before.
     
  5. erinszoo

    erinszoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've had apples like that several times and a couple of mangos but I've never seen a tomato do that. Wow. Let us know what happens.
     
  6. denasfarm

    denasfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Its not doing so well. I guess its too acidic growing inside itself. Once I folded the skin down it began to mold and rot pretty fast (went from alien to zombie) so I carefully put sterile soil around the emerging plants. I am going to try and separate a few of the plants into a cup and see if they do better. They don't look particularly healthy and I don't want them to contaminate my unusual breed tomatoes that are growing in the same room with any funk these may be harboring in the mold. Plus I doubt the plants will make tomatoes since its a walmart product. I will try and get a couple new pics today, if I can remember.
     
  7. denasfarm

    denasfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It was nasty so I didn't take a pic. [​IMG] More mold than tomato so I tossed it. However I bought some more of the same kind from Walmart and plan to try and repeat it. I will let you all know if it does it again or if anyone wants to play along... its the tomato on the vine from the produce dept in a little red net bag.
    I want to see if they do grow into a plant, will they actually make an edible tomato.
     
  8. KBlue

    KBlue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    this has happened to me too with tomatoes and green peppers.

    I've also had carrots, onions, and garlic sprout in the fridge.
     

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