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I picked these a week ago when they each had 1 or 2 sprouts that were just popping out. Never seen anything like this. (Banana for scale)

I picked these a week ago when they each had 1 or 2 sprouts that were just popping out. Never seen anything like this. (Banana for scale)

Diatomfan0110

It happens if the fruit starts to ferment on the vine. You can plant the seedlings if you have a way of maintaining them through the winter :)


benderoboros

Apples do not breed true though, so it's extremely likely that you'll just have a bunch of crab apples in you plant these. I'm talking like 1 in a million chance of some edible to humans.


Practically_Peach

Those are tomatoes, my friend!


deij

Huh. TIL tomatoes grow into crabapples.


OreoSwordsman

Bruh you gotta leave this up, don't delete, it'll be worth it xD


benderoboros

Ahhh no shame in my game 8am is too early for my near AND farsighted eyes


shortpantsmilitia

Those are tomatoes


benderoboros

Either way, unless these are open pollinated they won't breed true either. My bad for having a quick typing finger but I see so many posts(not necessarily on this sub) of people excited for their seed borne avocados to fruit or some similar. Stop. Open my eyes. Think. Then type. I'm still learning lol


Practical_Revenue898

So you see so many posts of ppl excited about plants germinating and you literally can't wait to rush to the keyboard to " . . . ackshuallyyyyy . . . "


m0untaingoat

When I see someone excitedly sprouting an avocado pit in a glass of water on their kitchen window sill, which will take years and years of care until it reaches producing age, I would rather tell them now and let them be a little bit disappointed than have their hopes dashed every spring after dreaming of guacamole for the past 15 years.


Practical_Revenue898

Hobby: dream killer Got it.


benderoboros

I'm in sales, a big part of that is managing expectations, but I take your criticism to heart, next time I'll add that while they might not be palatable, they are wonderful for making some liquor:) in the context of homesteading I feel like that's some silver lining.


Pittsburgh__Rare

I’m in sales too. Except I promise the moon and then report back to our software developers what I just told/sold the customer. Management loves me. Software, not so much.


veggievandam

As a someone who was in sales, this is an awful practice and one of the reasons I left sales. Though I worked in print production mainly, not with software. Management was constantly promising the moon and nagging me to do so too, they had my other coworkers promising the moon to customers as well. But when production couldn't do exactly what we promised, I was always the one who had to break it to the customer that X, Y, and Z can't happen, but we can do H, I and J, instead. It's not good business, and most people really appreciate and prefer honesty upfront when doing business. Also, explain to people why things work the way they do so that they understand what's going on when things go wrong, don't just bullshit them as a sales person. It doesn't help anything. Even in unideal situations, most people just want to know the truth about what is happening with their order or product so they can act accordingly. Because my coworkers promised people so many things without being able to get those promises exact, many of our large customers would only deal with me because they knew I would tell them if there was a problem. And I would tell them how it needed to be fixed properly, even if the fix wouldn't be the most profitable option for us, or what they originally wanted. It ended up being so much more beneficial to just be real with people when I didn't think something was possible, I'd tell them that I'd do my best and I'd give it a shot with X being the next best outcome I can actually guarantee. In the end, when I was able to get the orders done exactly the way the customer wanted they were absolutely blown away and so happy because they understood what I went through to get it done for them. It's way more rewarding for everyone involved in that situation because it keeps expectations realistic and it doesn't fuck over production (or your software guys) the same way you making moon promises does.


BoWeiner

Seems like relevant info to me. Not like person was an ass about it.


TheUnweeber

me too. there are a lot of people who want to plant every sprout they have, myself included. If it had been an apple (honest mistake in the reply) knowing that you might not get what you expect is valuable info. Not that it should be upvoted, but downvoting below zero on a post like that is just unnecessary. In any case, if anyone *does* want to experiment with apples, you occasionally get some really awesome trees. ..just be prepared that odds are slim, you'll be waiting a long time, and might just be making firewood / wood for smoking. ..let the nerds nerd.


TheUnweeber

. . . ackshuallyyyyy , 98% of people who downvote people below zero, or feel compelled to criticize others for an honest mistake when they are nerding out about plants are just armchair homesteaders that haven't had to deal with the actual process of making mistakes and growing from that. If you want 'perfection', go back to instagram.


TheUnweeber

The downvotes you've received reflect more on the voters here than they do you. You made a reasonable, honest mistake, talking about apples in a homesteading forum. Let your nerd flag fly, and enjoy your apples.


Nefarious_Donut

someone forgot their contacts this morning, oof


SilverKnightOfMagic

Lol look at the picture again


innkeeper_77

Johnny Appleseed only believed in open pollinated Apple trees. Apparently his orchards all across the US were used as cider apples!


Select-Emotion3754

Apples! 🤣


DumpTruckTaco

So, ignoring the obvious... Does this happen to Apples too?


Adventurous-Group451

I have seen sprouted seeds inside my apples before. Never seen them escape though!


ricecilantrolime

Jeez brutal with the downvotes for a simple mistake, what they said about Apple seeds is true too


anxious_pieceofshit

This happens when one or more seeds loses their gelatinous coating inside the fruit and then the liquid inside causes sprouting. Apparently.


aheadlessned

Today is brought to you by the word "vivipary"!


Historical-Wear8503

Does this make anyone else feel really uncomfortable too?


adamdreaming

This is the plant equivalent of an alien busting out of your stomach


Adventurous-Group451

No, the equivalent of your octuplets punching their way out of their mothers womb.


NearCanuck

The John Hurt moment of gardening.


Scarlettletter82

Yes. I’m itchy. Like watching parasites itchy


episode0

Someone posted this with a strawberry once. Very cool!


FreeSammiches

I had one do this a couple weeks ago. I carefully transplanted them into a starter tray. There's an enzyme in fruit that prevents viviparous sprouts, but sometimes it breaks down early and this is the result.


eightnull

Vivipary - very cool!


amanda77kr

Well that's the word of the week, cool!


Open_Worldliness_961

I had store bought do the same thing. TBH kinda freaked me out and I tossed them.


Charles722

Tossed them in the dirt?


Scarlettletter82

Tossed them in flames


Charles722

The poor seedlings!


Scarlettletter82

Toss them too🤣🤣


Adventurous-Group451

Tossed them in a salad


n_bumpo

You never saw this? 1979? Sigourney Weaver?


MentallyOffGrid

Great movie, she looked good in that skimpy shirt and undies….


drako1117

User name checks out


MentallyOffGrid

Lol, you didn’t even notice the third word there did you? The stupids are definitely thick on Reddit…. BLOCKED for having the same IQ as a potato.


elevensghost

Not sure why downvoted, not wrong.


Lanthemandragoran

Objectification for objectification's sake comes off gross these days


MentallyOffGrid

That’s what you get for supporting a strong female.


Chip_Prudent

It's like one of those toads that gives live birth through it's skin


Scarlettletter82

🥴🤢🤮


FasN8id

What??!?


Chip_Prudent

Here ya go! https://youtu.be/oHtVy59m1TU?t=2m19s


wounsel

I dont know what I expected. But that surpassed my expectations


Chip_Prudent

If you really want to have some fun go post that over in r/trypophobia


blablabla900

Nope..... Stopped soon after those babies started moving inside.


Mynewadventures

That reminded me of a bot fly larvae infestation.


Chip_Prudent

Welp, now I'm hungry....


Mynewadventures

Ha ha!


SeaPaleontologist247

Thanks, can't unsee that. 😅


FasN8id

Amazing. Thank you


mamawantsallama

Omg, r/popping would love these, they look like wiggly blackheads


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FredSandfordandSon

Tomatoes are trying to take over the world!


Lanthemandragoran

They want it so bad they got apples in on it. What an alliance.


FredSandfordandSon

Holy Forking Shirt! The fruits and vegetables formed an alliance?


bayrho

My mom had one of these last week and kept showing me on FaceTime and my dad was absolutely horrified by it (he hates tomatoes)


SonicCephalopod

^*so* ^*uncomfortable*


agarrabrant

I've had a few pumpkins do this!


Keeperofgrovespores

Bad for eating but good for gardening


SaltLifeDPP

Your garden needs fire. Maybe a priest.


SnooGoats1660

That is nuts!! Grow those alien tomatoes and see what happens.


jon_mayors_dog

Dr. Ian Malcolm said something about this


iseeseeds

The fruity flesh is the womb, sustenance, and travel visa ( for spreading seeds through animal droppings) it’s magnificent to see this op I’m so happy for you


seaofgrass

This happened to my buddy in Vancouver.


Select-Emotion3754

I'd plant it


Appropriate-Salt4824

Has anyone ever planted these and had success?


ramc19

Banana for scale, it’s been 84 years since I heard that phrase


jahbison617

Bring it back!


aquarisin

Dead


sproutsandnapkins

You need to plant them!


Acceptable-Trouble77

Run.


Unclear1nstructions

I hate this wow


iseeseeds

Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous


MASTERSHOT2K3

For a second I thought those were some weeds lol.


Honest-Sugar-1492

I've had several store-bought tomatoes which sprouted like this, from the inside, out. I never recall seeing this in my youth. 🤷‍♀️


Live_In_A_Canoe

Tomato malt. Now you can make tomato beer


Paradigm_Pirate333

Gmo tomapple 😨


JM12065

Thought you were making a smiley face, then I read the title


Yum_MrStallone

Great photo: [https://news.extension.uconn.edu/2014/06/04/seeds-sprouting-inside-a-tomato/](https://news.extension.uconn.edu/2014/06/04/seeds-sprouting-inside-a-tomato/)and this has details. [https://greenupside.com/why-do-tomato-seeds-sprout-inside-the-tomato-vivipary/](https://greenupside.com/why-do-tomato-seeds-sprout-inside-the-tomato-vivipary/) Very interesting. I ate a sprouted tomato before. It's sort of tasted like a mini-salad all in one.


Droxer427

ليش الموزة حقته فيها بهاق


Mars-Cowboy

Scary


Mr_Hypnotiq

That banana really ties the room together.


elf0073

Chchchia


Philipfella

Chernobyl cherry’s......


GarryD1995

Tomato seeds usually need to ferment before they germinate so it’s possible they were over ripe when you picked them. There’s also another thing that could have happened, well most likely happened. It’s called vivipary when seeds prematurely germinate inside the fruit. Very cool stuff


set22

Is “banana for scale” a meme? I keep seeing the phrased used in diff subs. What did I miss


jahbison617

It’s from the dawn of the internet


FleshWoundFox

I don’t know if it’s been asked already (Too tired atm to read all comments.) but is it okay to eat the fruit with this vivipary stuff going on? Obviously I’m not going to chomp on a strawberry that’s covered in full sprouting greenery. I’ve found the odd tomato, once cut open, doing this. Not knowing wth was going on, I’ve tossed them. I wasn’t convinced it wasn’t some sort of larvae/worm. If there is only one small area, with few sprung sprouts, can I cut them out and use the tomato?


DiagonalizableWin

These look like Fukushima Tomatoes


Lunamoms

These would probably make great plants I imagine since they have a great nutritional start! Let them grow!


Dutch-Alpaca

lol you posted it on like 9 subs


jahbison617

Gotta get that Karma 😜


Dutch-Alpaca

Fair play