Re: [tomato] Funky Looking Tomatoes

William McKay (
Thu, 12 Aug 1999 19:24:41 PDT

I doubt you remembered, but in Januaary I asked you to pick out a yellow 
which impressed you.  You sent Manyel.  I grew it.  I am reasonably 
impressed.  Good fruit set, nice color and pretty good taste.  It is one of 
my keepers.

Bill McKay in E. Massachusetts (where peaches are ripe.  very nice)

>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

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