Friday, October 21, 2022

Nested Tomatoes

 Well, this was novel.

That's a tomato where its seeds have sprouted inside of it. I've never seen that before.

I suppose I could have eaten it anyway and picked up some Vitamin A from the greens. Instead, I might just plant it.


ligneus said...

Would love to know what happens when you plant it. Maybe you'll have a brand new vegetable line that gets pregnant. Or perhaps Frankenstein tomatoes.

K T Cat said...

I think you'd just end up with a riot of tomato plants all intertwined and tangled up with each other. I figured they'd be too hard to cull, so I just threw them away. If I'd had more space for planting things, I'd have thrown it into the ground and seen if I could make something useful out of it.

Ilíon said...

As I understand it, the "slime" inside a tomato is to keep the seeds from sprouting too soon ... such as here.