Case of the missing tomato

Here’s some aerial footage
of the Tamiami Trail from 500 ft, flying east.

Below is a photograph looking south.

The lines in the ground in the photo above
are old farm furrows used to grow tomatoes decades ago.

The funny thing about those lines is that no matter how hard I look , and as obvious as they are from the air:

I’ve never been able to find one on the ground.

(Nor have I ever run across a remnant tomato plant growing wild from the seed.)

Compare that to the Trail:

From the ground I can see it even better,

And green tomatoes are visible by the tractor trailer full.