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BuyingThyme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 12:09 AM
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Just for fun: Tomatoes ... from an apple tree?
Edited on Wed Nov-28-07 12:12 AM by BuyingThyme
Tomatoes ... from an apple tree?
Couple enjoy unexpected crop
By Sandra T. Molina, Staff Writer

SANTA FE SPRINGS - Ray Stanton went out to his back yard in August to see if any apples were growing on his tree.

What he found was another fruit.

It was red and round in shape, but not the apples Stanton's been eating.

Instead, there were about six vines with cherry tomatoes sprouting from them.

"I don't know how this happened," said Stanton, 89, who planted the tree about 15 years ago.

He and his wife, Anzo, 89, pick the ripened tomatoes and use them in salads and other meals.

...

This is not an uncommon occurrence, according to Cal Poly Pomona's plant science department.

It attributes the phenomenon to a bird or other animal "planting" the tomato seed.

...

http://www.whittierdailynews.com/news/ci_7574675
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MADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 12:32 AM
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1. Too cool!
Global warming gave us tomatoes as late as early November this year!
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BrotherBuzz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 12:39 AM
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2. That sure beats the oak tree I had growing in my old maple tree
I'll take home grown tomatoes any day.
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BuyingThyme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 08:48 AM
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3. I don't know. That sounds like quality lumber.
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Javaman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 09:44 AM
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4. Love Apples. nt
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madokie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 09:49 AM
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5. it sure trumps my cherry tree that has a clump of grass growing out of it
about head high.
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