Friday, November 15, 2019
Daddy said they were volunteers, and always around the hog pens. He and mama were convinced they were seeds of ‘regular‘ tomatoes that had passed thru the hog. I never thought too much about it until we lived in a place where a hog pen had been, and there were volunteer ‘tommy-toe’ vines all in the area.
I do not know how scientists vary the DNA of a seed to produce another variety. But I guess it is possible for the hog’s digestive system to modify the DNA with some of the digestive juices. Just thinking.
Now I know some of you have never heard of tommy-toes. Before hearing grape, cherry & salad used to describe tomatoes I realized those little delicious bite size tomatoes were called ‘Tommy-toes’ by most of the people I knew. After I was older I realized the name was a take of (To ma’ to) with the accent placed on a different syllable. (Tom’ a toe). (something like that). LOL
Anyway we had no ‘tommy-toes’ this year even though I planted 6 plants plus 2 of Slicing tomatoes. They all were delicious slicing tomatoes. I just took the vines down and buried several green tomatoes to see if they would sprout next year. I was wondering if the seeds needed to mature. LOL If I remember I will check next year. HA!Nite Shipslog