kylaluaz said:I am having fun growing out some of the seeds @keithp2012 has offered and wanted to share some pictures of results.
First were the irradiated marigold seeds which I gathered were irradiated with the same beams used to treat cancer? (I forget exactly). I winter sowed the seeds I received and only one plant resulted. But I love these marigolds!
First the fully open blooms are really gorgeous and quite large. The plant is only starting to flower and is covered with buds. These blooms are over 2 and a half inches in diameter:
But even more delightful to me are the first stages of opening, where the petals are all edged in green. Check this out:
That's just exquisite, and I wanted to give a shout out to Keith (I already mentioned these in a general gardening thread) and say thank you for sharing them.
Then there are the reisetomates. I dunno, haven't tasted any, they are not ripe yet of course, but they are definitely very cool looking:
I just noticed these fruits today.
The reading up I did on these pretty unanimously held that the flavor is not all that such a much, and they are grown as a curiosity -- the sections come apart sort of like an orange, and each section is similar to an individual cherry tomato, sort of.
I am quite intrigued to find out if I have such a strong "meh" reaction to the flavor!
Keith, thanks for adding these fun plants to my garden!
RickCorey said:Is that the same as "Riesentraube"? German heirloom, "giant bunch of grapes"
OP Mid-Season 80 days
4'-6' tall Indet.
small red grape
Those look like irradiated mutants to me, but I know that variety grows that way stably.
keithp2012 said: Mabye they are the same but have two names, your description seems identical except the name.
That's exactly what I thought, but now that I check, the ATP database has two separate entries:
(Solanum lycopersicum 'Reisetomate')
Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum 'Reisetomate')
(Solanum lycopersicum 'Riesentraube')
Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum 'Riesentraube')
(The second one has only a LITTLE bit of fusing together, if any.)