I don’t know if this tomato mutated or crossed. It is a slow, upward-growing indeterminate almost assuredly the Dester tomato. None have matured so I can’t confirm with a final color clue, but they are very similar in type to the plant next to it and unlike any others I have growing. The plant is creating monster trusses of medium sized tomatoes. The plant is showing signs of everything I want out of a tomato for a growth habbit–huge amounts of fruit set, beautifully shapped, and doesn’t grow vertically fast. If the fruit tastes as good as Dester normally does, I’m obviously going to keep seed! It has produced more tomatoes than any other including the hybrids and looks good doing it. There’s a possibility it’s a cross with another tomato from last year. The seed that this came from was saved from my wicking tomato platforms last year. The problem is, who knows what it could have crossed with as there were over 15 varieties of heirloom tomatoes last year. I sure hope it tastes good. Thought I’d share this oddity of a plant. I love chatting with folks and answering questions. If you enjoy my videos, please like, comment and subscribe! You can subscribe by clicking this link and then you’ll get a notification every time I upload a video: http://www.youtube.com/user/c3voyage?sub_confirmation=1

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My Tomato Mutation

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  • navajopa31

    Brent: If you saved seeds then a cross is very possible. Were you growing cherry size tomatoes at the same time last year. With all of the fruit set it appears to be more like a cherry tomato. Time will tell and a taste test. If the tomatoes it grows are smaller than they should be it would seem to be a cross. All of the fruit set is taking all the energy the plant has to grow all the extra tomatoes instead of growing like an indeterminate. In all the years I have had a garden I only had one volunteer from a natural cross that had any taste at all. Usually they just don't taste very good and can have poor texture. Heirlooms that cross naturally are no longer heirlooms. If it passes the two test you may have a new tomato variety except the seeds probably won't be true with other tomatoes near by. Cuttings taken and grown away from other plants and pollinators could give you a similar result next year. Now that is a experiment! Still, one thing is for sure it is growing a lot of tomatoes on one plant. We are up to our ears in tomatoes. Canning time! Bernard