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Name: Kevin Benoit
New Brunswick, Canada (Zone 3b)
Jun 29, 2016 4:24 PM CST
|Hi, I have grown this nice tomato bush since march with a "tomato Rocket" and I've been wondering what kind of tomatoes it is.
Also, i've noticed irregularities on the stem that look like roots are about to come out from its sides and one set of leaves looks weird.
Maybe some of you guys know of whats happening.
It would also be nice if you guys could identify these
Jun 29, 2016 4:31 PM CST
|The roots trying to form at the stems is nothing unusual or anything to be concerned about. Tomatoes are about the easiest plant to root. Just cut a growing end and stick it in damp soil and it roots.
Your plants look great but no way to ID a tomato plant just by looking at it.
Jun 29, 2016 4:35 PM CST
kevinbenoit said:... irregularities on the stem that look like roots are about to come out from its sides ...
I'm not a guy but I can answer part of your question.
The fourth photo shows aerial/adventitious roots.
They are nothing to worry about. If the plant were not supported by a stake/cage the plant would grow flat on the ground and these aerial roots would find there way into the soil.
Those aerial roots begin to grow along the stem when there is excess moisture (heavy rainfall/excessive watering).
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~"Leaf of Faith"
Jun 29, 2016 4:54 PM CST
|About as close as we can get to an ID on these is your 3rd and 5th pictures are some sort of grape or paste tomato. If they're small, they'll be yummy little sweet grape tomatoes. If they get larger, say 2 or 3in. long they will be paste tomatoes. Still good for salads but mainly grown for sauce and paste.
The last picture shows a round tomato. That one will be a slicer of some sort. Can't tell you much more than that until it is ripe. Show us more pictures then.
The marks on that leaf look like maybe there was water sitting on the leaves when the sun was shining on it. Burn marks. Nothing to worry about but if you don't like the look of it, just remove the leaf. Doesn't look like any kind of disease to me.
Next year, buy some seeds and label your plants so you'll know what they are. Even if you plant seeds from a grocery store tomato, you won't necessarily get all the same kind. Oh, and remember One Plant per Pot!!
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