I was wrong!
Well, okay not wrong exactly. I know what the leaf of a regular leafed tomato variety looks like, probably because these are the most common ones available at the garden centre or gardening section of high street shops.
In fact, come to think of it ALL the tomato seedlings I’ve ever seen in the garden centre have been of the regular frond like leafed varieties.
So when the first true leaves started to come through on my Stupice seedlings, I was more than a little startled and worried that something was amiss. You see these leaves bore little resemblance to what I thought of as proper tomato leaves.
Armed with my camera, I took a picture of my odd little seedlings and sent it through to The Real Seed Catalogue, which is where I got the seeds from, for some advice.
They have replied and it turns out that although the vast majority of tomato varieties have the ‘regular leaf’ which I am used to, there are a few which have what is called a ‘potato leaf’ style and Stupice is one of those varieties.
I’m sure most of you fellow growers already knew this but I didn’t. I have learned something new today and now can’t wait to see how the mature plants look ….. but then I’m sad like that.