[tomato] Funky Looking Tomatoes

ChuckWyatt/Md/Z7 (Tomato@GlobalGarden.com)
Wed, 11 Aug 1999 17:02:29 -0400

Hi Bill,

The weather is a part of your problem.  Sometimes double blossoms will
create double or even triple tomatoes. Black Krim is one variety on which I
have noticed this situation.
It is disfiguring but does not affect the taste.  There is also what is
known as cat facing which occurrs when bits of petal stick to the surface
of the incipient fruit. 
The partial ripening is thought to be caused by different blossoms which
are pollinated at different times joining together to form one fruit.  In
such cases the deliniation is usually quite evident.

As you have noted, Eva Purple Ball is rarely affected by either of these
things and I gree with you that it may be the most beautiful of all
tomatoes.  Have you tried Manyel as a companion to Eva?  It's about the
same size and its clear yellow color is very complimentary to Eva's deep
pink in a salad.

Good gardening,
Chuck Wyatt