Unusual Tomatoes - Growing Voyage Tomatoes
This year our Gardening Angels have been having lots of fun growing some unusual tomato varieties including Thai Pink Egg and Voyage Tomatoes in our Quadgrow & Vivigrow Planters. Our Thai Pink Egg has started to turn pink and our planters are full of red tomatoes. Try growing your own unusual varieties in our Quadgrow £42.90.
Our Voyage tomatoes were sown in mid-February and we kept them toasty in our Vitopod heated propagator. We’ve planted them into our Quadgrow & Vivigrow during the middle of March. This variety has a slightly different genetic make-up than standard tomatoes, and some quirky characteristics when growing.
The stems are what we call fasciated, which is caused by a genetic mutation in the growing tip. It is rare to see a fasciated stem develop in tomatoes, however this variety of tomato does typically grow in this way. The fruit also grows in an amazing way!
The flowers on the ‘Voyage’ variety develop into tight clusters, the fruit then fuses together to form one large fruit (which are delicious) where smaller fruits can be picked off.
The Voyage Tomato Variety
The ‘Voyage’ or ‘Journey’ tomato originates from Central America and is classified as an heirloom variety and is classified as an heirloom variety. The cluster of smaller fruit are fused together to make what appears to be one huge tomato.
The smaller fruits can be individually picked away from the main fruit, which is how people enjoyed the tomatoes during long journeys or voyages. This mutation is a quirk of plants and doesn’t affect how tasty your tomatoes are, if anything they tend to produce more flowers than standard plants.