Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Amniotic Band Syndrome as Illustrated by a Cucumber

We are growing tomatoes, strawberries, zuchinni and cucumber in our yard now and lately we've had quite a few that are ripe and ready to be eaten.
It's been great for the kids to pick out and plant them, to water them and to watch them grow then finally to eat them.
This one was really interesting though.
It made us chuckle a bit because it looks an awful lot like it suffers from Amniotic Band Syndrome or Constriction Band Syndrome. A vine was wrapped around this poor cucumber as it was growing so a constriction band formed that was permanent, even after the vine was removed. It's perfectly fine but it is shaped a bit differently than the other cucumbers that were not tangled up in a vine.
Hmmm...does this sound like anyone we know????


Joy Howse said...

Very interesting! :)

Chiara said...

That is really interesting! I bet Jordan had a special little place in her heart for that cucumber!

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