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?
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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