Freaks of Nature

A collection of plant oddities found in my own back yard (or yours) updated as more strangeness is unearthed. 


  •  Here’s an ear of corn that split into two as it grew.

Siamese Corn


Carrot Sex? 


  • This is a lettuce leaf that the stem branched.  Instead of one leaf, you have two.

05-17-08_Siamese Lettuce (2) 


  • This is a leaf from a cherry tomato trained to a single stem with fully grown suckers from the leaf surface instead of the crotch between the leaf and the stem. I’ve been told that it could be a result of heavy pruning (this was when the plant was very young, not much pruning had been done).  I’ve never seen it and it seemed weird to me.

06-23-08 (12) 


  • This is a cherry tomato that the last two fruits on the truss fused together. I didn’t realize they were fused until I was getting ready to eat it.

08-27-08 (12) 


  • Here is a tomato that grew in a teardrop shape instead of round. It was grown on a tomato plant that was planted too early, had cold exposure. The plant only produced two more tomatoes and eventually got pulled.


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  1. July 12, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    they look poltyploid. perhaps exposed to mutagens?

  2. July 13, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    You never know what “secret” ingredient gardners use to get those vegetables going 😉

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