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This post is somewhat not perfume related, but I share a little picture of my tomato plant. One of them is called "Siberian Early". I got the seeds from a specialized, organic seed cultivator that features a lot of specialities that you can't get anywhere else, Zollinger Samen, their webpage is here, but it is in German, based in Switzerland.  This tomato variety is said to be early, robust and not growing too high. Every bit is true. The are early, robust and grow very compact.

And they started to bloom these days. Hurray!

The scent of the leaves and stem: Powerful. And for those who want to know: It is 2-isobutylthiazole, mostly, being responsible for the tomato leaf scent. At least that's what the literature says.

This and much more information about other plants and their scent and the molecules responsible for it you can find on this great, still growing web page, managed by Bo Jensen.

And, after fighting for quite a while with myself: I ordered some of the isobutylthiazole today, as I have never smelled it and as I am curious to which extend it smells like tomato leaf. (For M. : No, no plans yet for a tomato leaf perfume.) I guess that's my good news for today, and a little present from Andy to Andy.

6 thoughts on “tomato”

  • Wow, you've got blossoms already! Those look very healthy and happy. Soon - tomato fruits!

    Thanks for the link to the plant scent website - very very interesting. And I'm happy to hear you ordered some isobutylthiazole because.... Well, there is always that intriguing word " yet" :-)

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  • Interesting leaves! Much different from the usual plants I see. Glad to see it growing well, can't wait to hear about the flavir of the fruit!

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  • hotlanta linda 15. June 2015 at 1:38

    YUMMY fruit, and a very elegant plant! The classic song ``Summertime`` for our mid-90`s temps w/ fresh tomato salad! :-)

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  • Very interesting to see how you experience our plants in a completely different way - I have never consciously thought about tomatoes smell!
    We would love to welcome you on our farm for the open doors day next July, where you can experience more than 150 varieties in full bloom!

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  • Good morning, T. Zollinger!
    and thanks so much for your comment and what you do to make the world of plants more colorful.
    One word about the tomatoes that I grew this year with your seeds, sourced at https://www.zollinger-samen.ch, they were growing so great and the fruits are just so much better than what you get in the stores. Amazing. The same is true for the aubergines... I must see that I won't miss the chance to visit next year!

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