Vegetables and Fruit forum: Special variety of Tomato and Corn I grew

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Name: Keith
West Babylon, NY (Zone 7a)
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keithp2012
Feb 19, 2015 2:56 PM CST
These don't have a cultivar name so they can't be found in the plant database. But I grew them and wanted to share photos as they were full of surprises!

I'll start with the Corn. I received all yellow corn seeds and planted them. Most of the seeds sprouted albino and died, but a few sprouted green and allowed me to grow them. Leaves were slightly lighter in color and plants only got about 4 feet in height. To my surprise, when the corn ears matured the seeds were yellow and purple! Between the albino seedlings, lighter leaf color, and surprise color in corn I had a lot of fun growing it. Time will tell if next generation will get any albinos.






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Name: Keith
West Babylon, NY (Zone 7a)
Region: United States of America Winter Sowing Plays in the sandbox Birds Native Plants and Wildflowers Tomato Heads
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keithp2012
Feb 19, 2015 3:03 PM CST
Now for the tomato. I have grown this for 3 years and every year it's the same results. Here are photos to show of my findings.

Seeds saved result in albino, yellow-green, and green seedlings. First true leaves show the light or dark green color. Albino die, but the other two grow great. One time I got a weird seedling with 3 leaves that were half albino and one red leaf, it lived about a week then died. In my photos you'll see albino seedling with others of normal color, and seedlings with true leaves, ones to left and right are light green, and the one in middle is normal green (S plant marker photo). You can see a photo of two mature plants, light green next to dark green, these are from seeds collected in the same tomato and are siblings. The difference is quite clear, especially close up of the light leaves! Flowers and fruit are normal looking and plentiful.























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abhege
Feb 19, 2015 6:15 PM CST
Interesting. I see you did get some tomatoes. Were they good? Did you save seeds from them?
Name: Keith
West Babylon, NY (Zone 7a)
Region: United States of America Winter Sowing Plays in the sandbox Birds Native Plants and Wildflowers Tomato Heads
Vegetable Grower Garden Photography Hybridizer Spiders! Annuals Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge)
keithp2012
Feb 19, 2015 7:34 PM CST
abhege said:Interesting. I see you did get some tomatoes. Were they good? Did you save seeds from them?


I ate the tomatoes they were very juicy and mild acid, yes I saved seeds im growing them again :)

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