Thursday, 21 July 2016

New hybrid tomato ‘octopus tomato tree’ found

A tomato hybrid known as the “octopus tomato tree” that is able to grow from a single tomato vine spreading on a large fencing and yielding thousands of tomatoes every season has been found.
It looks like a tree full of tomatoes, but technically it is not a tree at all.

The octopus tree currently on exhibit at Walt Disney World Resort, Epcot, Florida, United States of America has set a current Guinness World Record for the largest harvest from a single plant. The tomato tree produced enormous 32,000 tomatoes with a total weight of 522 kg with the square crown reaching 40-50 square metres in size.
During the first 7 – 8 months, the ‘tomato trees’ yield no fruit but once they reach maturity, you can expect a harvest of over 14,000 tomatoes on the average. The ‘tomato trees’ apparently take 1.2 – 1.5 years to reach their remarkable size.
Interestingly, ripe tomatoes from the octopus tomato trees at Epcot are regularly harvested and used in the several Walt Disney World restaurants.

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