My Jalapeno is a Conjoined Twin [Photos]
Have you ever seen this happen before?
This is my first year growing a garden. Now that I am about two months in to the growing process I am learning more than I thought I ever would.
Watching my garden grow, I've learned the best layout for my garden, which plants work well together and which ones don't. Also, no matter how fantastic your fencing and paved raised bed garden is, bunnies will find a way in and eat your broccoli plants.
One thing I wasn't prepared for was the birth of twins. My jalapeno plant has birthed a conjoined twin to be exact.
Do you see that! The jalapeno on the left. It looks nothing like the jalapeno on the right. It seems as if two jalapenos grew together, joined by one side of the jalapeno just like Conjoined Twins.
I've never seen anything like it before. Why did it happen?
According to PlantAnswers.com;
Inadequate pollination because of heat and other adverse growing conditions causes that section of the fruit in which the seed did not develop to not grow and fill out. Also, the fruit primordium (embryonic growing point) can be damaged or altered by environmental factors and cause strange growth forms. Of course, Siamese twins or two fruit growing together is also rather common.
Wow! I had no idea it was so common.
Last night I decided to use my fancy twin jalapeno in my dinner. It was just as awesome sliced.
Have you ever experienced this in your garden before? If so, share your pictures in the comments below.