Forum home Plants

Mystery tomato plant

CheunsukCheunsuk Posts: 2
I bought a packet of tomato seeds (Akron F1) and one of plants looks very different to a normal tomato plant. It is showing signs of a tomato fruit truss but its leaves are not serated at the edges. We think it might be a genetic abnormality. Does anyone have any idea what this is and if it would be safe to eat?

We have been growing tomatoes for many years but have never come across something like this! 


Posts

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,510
    Hi @Cheunsuk  and welcome to the forum 😊 

    It looks as if it’s one of  the potato-leaved varieties of tomato. There are quite a few. 

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 8,579
    I agree Dove. I grow Stupice which is potato-leaved.
    I was a bit concerned about the weird leaves until I read up about them.
    On the ones I grew the leaves were much smaller and sparser than the usual leaves so they let a lot more light and air to the plant.
    I grew Akron a couple of years ago. Very nice, but the fruits were a bit too big for me.
    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • purplerallimpurplerallim LincolnshirePosts: 4,251
    I bought a packet of Alicante tomato seeds this year and unlike previous  ones they are all potato leaf type.🙄
  • CheunsukCheunsuk Posts: 2
    Thank you for your comments.  I have learnt something new. From what you say, I can safely eat the fruits. :)
Sign In or Register to comment.