In my Freaky Fruit post a couple of weeks ago I wrote about the misshapen fruit that can sometimes grow in a garden. Well it turns out that I have a few little weirdos of my own. The first three pictures are all Black Krim tomatoes, a new variety I'm growing this year. Three different Black Krim plants have odd-shaped fruit developing. The first one looks like a spider, the second one is growing a twin attached to it, and the third one has a fruit that appears to be growing flat.
The last two pictures are not of a mutant, but it's an example of the difference in size between yellow squash grown in a container (left) and one grown in the ground (right). The squash on the left came from my own garden. The huge one on the right came from my husband's office community garden. He planted yellow squash seeds there from the same packet that we used at home in our container garden. What a huge difference! Oh, how I wish we had more yard space!
UPDATE: I should have pointed out that not all the Black Krims look like that. The plants are growing some normal looking tomatoes. The giant squash in the community garden got way too big and it's forming seeds, so he brought it home because it wasn't going to be donated.