dougie247
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Weird Tomato

Growing tomatoes for the first time this year and I have 1 Bush at approx 5ft high that has only 2 tomatoes on it.. The rest are producing loads.. I decided to cut this guy off as I suspect he's sucking the life from the rest of the plant.

Have u ever seen a tomato like this? Its about 3.5 inches in diameter..
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rainbowgardener
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Re: Weird Tomato

Yup, it's the variety: Zapotek pleated tomatoes:

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They make very odd looking slices:
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They are reputed to be "prolific" and "heavy bearers" so yours must not be liking its conditions. They don't grow well in containers and need full sun.

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Re: Weird Tomato

Could it be a Great White Beefsteak??

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Re: Weird Tomato

Not sure why you would suggest that, since the Great White Beefsteak is not a pleated tomato, that I could tell anyway:

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dougie's tomato was looking kind of pale green, but I don't know what color it would ripen up to.

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Re: Weird Tomato

That tomato sure looks different...I would der where I could get those

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Re: Weird Tomato

Maybe Dougie will come back and tell us where he got his seeds/ plant. It seems to be very rare.

Tatiana's tomatobase which is the be all and end all of tomato information doesn't list anyone currently selling it.
https://t.tatianastomatobase.com:88/wiki/Zapotec


J&L Gardens Seed which was listed as having it a couple years ago, doesn't seem to. But it has a similar red pleated (but not quite as heavily pleated) tomato called Marilyn's Best.
https://jandlgardens.com/catalog/index.p ... cts_id=479

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Re: Weird Tomato

Bummer that the OP never came back to tell us what the ripe fruits look like. I was going to post this but he hasn't come back and I totally forgot about this thread :roll:

Subject: Lindsaylew's 2016 Garden
applestar wrote:Wow so big! So definitely not Charlie Chaplin which is smaller.
-- looks like a red to me right now, but be sure to do the epi/skin test. If the gel is green then this would be a "Black"

Are you saying a double is a rare occurrence? I can't remember now.

Is it like these?

Costoluto Genovese
https://www.rareseeds.com/costoluto-genovese-tomato/

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Zapotec Pleated Tomato
https://www.seedsofchange.com/quickfacts ... FirstImage

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...not as ruffled as these?

Coeur De Boeuf - Tatiana's TOMATOBase
https://tatianastomatobase.com/wiki/Coeur_De_Boeuf

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... here's a pink variety (pink = clear epi)
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pink wrinkle tomato Pitanga
https://tomaten-bohnen-pfirsich.blogspot ... tanga.html

...and just for fun, here's a yellow variety

Florentine Beauty
https://heritageseedmarket.com/index.php ... ne-beauty/

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