I wonder whether they will both reach maturity? Actually, it's quite possible that neither will. I have seen several embryonic cucumbers go yellow and prematurely fall off - presumably because the flowers were not pollinated, which is a shame. If all the flowers produced by my two plants had gone on to form fruits I would have had a very good harvest by now. As it stands, they have only yielded six fruits between them so far.
On a different note, how about these for very different cousins? They are both the product of tomato plants called "Speckled Roman", but as you can see, my two plants have fruit of two very different shapes:
|Speckled Roman #1|
|Speckled Roman #2|
To be honest, I'm not particularly fussed what shape they are, as long as they look and taste nice. The visual aspect of gardening has a big attraction to me (you will have noticed this if you are a regular reader of my blog!), and Speckled Roman is supposed to have fruits that are stripey red-and-yellow, so they should look good. In terms of productivity though, I don't rate them highly. Each plant has so far only set a small number of fruit. I suspect that next year I will revert to growing "Tigerella" - a type that has medium-sized fruit which are mainly red, but with some darker (green, almost black) stripes. It is also a good cropper, as are most of the "-ella" varieties. I had "Sungella" a couple of times (golden yellow fruits), and that did very well indeed.
|"Sungella" - photo from 2010|
Right now I am harvesting loads of the cherry-size tomatoes:
In this medley are "Sungold" (top), "Maskotka" (the bigger red ones), "Losetto" and "Lizzano" (the small red ones). The latter two types are indistinguishable; I'm glad I labelled the plants.
Not everything in my garden is as good though. This Kohlrabi is not going to be much good, and I think we know who to blame...