Tomato 'sport'

How common are tomato 'sports'? I have one on an Italian tomato plant which has 9 or 10 typical slightly elongated Roma-like tomatoes, and one very different broad plump and 2-3 times the size of the others? Color is just beginning to turn. Is this common or should I get excited?
RHR
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I can't answer your questions, but I recommend you save the seeds if you like those "sports."
A decade or so ago, one of my "Sweet 100" plants produced tomatoes that were slightly larger than the others. I saved the seeds and planted them the following year. Been doing that for, as I said, a decade or so.
This year, what I call my "golfball" plants are producing tomatoes that are slightly more than 1.5 inches in diameter. That's about three times the diameter, IIRC, of the original "Sweet 100" tomato.
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Maybe try to keep a cutting from the sport over the winter and replant next spring, you might have something interesting, or you might not. anyway, it should be worth the effort to find out.
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