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you say tomato, I say nightmare!

so I was watching some tv this morning, and this commercial [go ahead, click!] was aired which made my skin crawl in horror:
  • a tomato tree that shoots up to 8ft height in 90 days!
  • produces tomatoes up to 2lbs *each*!!?
  • showed this monstrous tree with like hundreds of tomatoes hanging off of it
  • implied that a bucket of tomatoes were a typical week's yield
  • produces over 60lbs tomatoes per year
All I could think of was omg whoever gets this monstrosity will be sick and tired of tomatoes after a week!
    [a la Forrest Gump] Tomato gumbo, tomato pudding, tomato casserole, tomato pie, tomato bisque, tomato dip, stewed tomato, tomato chutney, tomato ketchup, sun-dried tomatoes, fried tomatoes.....
When younger, the only sauce that went with spaghetti was a tomato-based sauce. Tomatoes appeared, in sixths and all smushy, in curries and such. Or, as a simple side dish: cut into eights and slightly salted. Nothing too too taxing, nothing too traumatizing, but somehow I just am not one to willingly eat tomatoes anymore. (Except grape tomatoes: crunchy and bite-sized somehow counteracts their smushiness, I suppose...)

So this ad really gave me the shivers.

It gets worse! If you order that tree, they'll essentially send you THREE for the price of one, PLUS three "Big Earlys".

That means SIX mutant tomato trees... and perhaps an annual yield of tomatoes six times what was featured in that ad.

Unless you want to singe-handedly be the tomato supplier of your local grocer/neighborhood, I'd give this offer a pass!



  1. Reminds me of the Jack and the Beanstalk story. Might come true in the future.


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