Surely you agree God's plant world is undeniably fascinating... continually I gain so much that is useful
& helpful be that thankfully appreciating its Beauty, & Diversity, & much Nutrition, & Bounty, etc.
May we share this discussion about the plethora of awareness you too are learning...
Let me start. Here currently is a thread re various Tomato kinds to grow: One of the reasons for decades we grew mostly the less than 1 inch Cherry-kinds, came from this awareness "All cherry tomatoes are descendents of the wild tomato, whose origins can be traced to coastal South America. The genetic makeup of cherry tomatoes (unlike larger common tomatoes) has remained almost un
changed. Variations in color+shape are natural occurring mutations, and often survival traits of plants. Black cherry tomatoes evolved from the original red cherries as an heirloom. -
Black tomatoes are thought to be native to the Crimean Peninsula in Southern Ukraine. The coloring of Black cherry tomatoes develops from a mixture of green and red pigments. As the fruits mature, they accumulate the red carotenoid pigment, lycopene
, however they also retain some of the green pigment, chlorophyll. The green pigmentation combined with the crimson-colored interior of the ripened fruit results in their uniquely dark exterior coloration. - so alternately we grew all cherry kinds: sunSugar, Sweetie, supersweet 100, & even 'Indigo rose
' because it's the darkest one ever bred at the U of Oregon. Tests showed Anthocyanins
provided the color, same as in blueberries
. So they crossed purple tomatoes with some wild ones & eventually came up with the black. - I avoided that in the Tomato-thread, as someone could assume it off-topic.
But in this discussion, go ahead & share... you never know who you might help