Neatorama Posts Tagged "tomato"
You Say Tomato, I Say Potato: The Tomato Potato Combo Plant Lives!

In a 1999 episode of The Simpsons, Homer Simpsons...  ...mer Simpsons accidentally created the tomacco - a tomato and tobacco hybrid. That frankenplant was...  ...real life tomacco was created when Baur grafted a tomato plant onto tobacco roots - the plant actually liv...  ...co roots - the plant actuall...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/27/You-Say-Tomato-I-Say-Potato-The-Tomato-Potato-Combo-Plant-Lives/
Why the Tomato Was Feared in Europe

After tomato plants were taken back to Europe from the New Wor...  ...t two centuries. The reasoning behind the fear of tomatoes came from several sources:1. Rich people ate tomatoes and then died. Their fancy pewter plates were lat...  ...e reason.2. Scientists of the time...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/06/19/Why-the-Tomato-Was-Feared-in-Europe/
Make Your Own Plant Clones...

Ars Technica has a tutorial on one of my favorite...  ...ts own. The easiest common plant to start with is tomatoes , which is what Jacqui Cheng uses to demonstrate....

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/07/Make-Your-Own-Plant-Clones/
How Tomatoes Lost Their Taste

tomatoes are grown for their looks and not for t...  ...id growers go wrong in developing taste tomatoes ? Science has the answer, and the culprit i...  ...Sometime before 1930, somewhere in America, a tomato grower noticed a plant that was p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/29/how-tomatoes-lost-their-taste/
Did a Meteorite Crash Cause Tomatoes to Become Red?

Why are tomatoes red? Research by Dutch scientists discovered that...  ...the Wageningen UR coordinator of the tomato genome research project. 'We suspect that the met...  ...for plants to survive. A distant ancestor of the tomato plant then reacte...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/14/did-a-meteorite-crash-cause-tomatoes-to-become-red/
Kevin vs. the Tomato

(YouTube link) There's nothing a tortoise lik...  ...re's nothing a tortoise likes better than a fresh tomato -just ask any tomato gardener! Kevin is no exception, but he desperate...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/27/kevin-vs-the-tomato/
Dirty Secrets of Supermarket Tomatoes

To-may-to, to-mah-to ... fruit, vegetable - whate...  ...sure: people love it. But if you have only tasted tomatos bought from the supermarket shelves, you're missi...  ...story of the dirty little secrets of supermarket tomato over at NPR: ... the tomatoes you see in those sup...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/10/dirty-secrets-of-supermarket-tomatoes/
The Tree of Life...

This chart makes me hungry. From Abstruse Goose. Link -Thanks, Oscar!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/27/the-tree-of-life-3/
Tomatoes as Carnivorous Plants

Have you ever wondered why tomatoes , potatoes, and some other plants have hairy stems...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/05/tomatoes-as-carnivorous-plants/
World Record Bacon Sandwich...

A bacon sandwich is good anytime, but August s t...  ..., but August s the best time for BLTs, when local tomatoes are at their peak. At the fifth annual Tomato Fest in St. Louis, Tom Coghill and 90 volunteers...  ...world record for the biggest bacon, lettuce, and tomato sandw...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/10/world-record-bacon-sandwich/
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