Saturday, August 22, 2009

Ugly Tomato Contest: Big Ugly Brandywine



Here's a short video of my entry for the Ugliest Tomato at the Show Me Your Tomatoes contest hosted by Cafe Ba Ba Reeba. This is a Heirloom Brandywine tomato grown organically from seed by Forest Park Community Garden for their plant sale.

You can also check out Chicago Garden for a sneak peak at the results. I plan to write a full post about tomorrow.

5 comments:

  1. That is one UGLY tomato, Gina. Good luck. Hope you win.

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  2. That's one ugly mater Gina! I haven't seen brandywines looking like that - mine are usually a lot smaller and rounder. I guess that's one of the cool things about open-pollinated varieties - you never know how they'll turn out.

    My purple Cherokee tomatoes don't have even a hint of purple, but I've seen others that do have a purple cast to them.

    We saw some pretty ugly tomatoes at the Baker Creek booth at the ICG show. Not sure what variety they were, but they were ug-ly - almost as ugly as yours!

    I saw MBT's post on the contest. . . Congratulations!!! Looking forward to reading more about it.

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  3. You should save seeds and sell them as Brainywine. Get it? Because they look like brains.

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  4. Or give then an artistic name like "H Tomatoes in Search of a Preparation"

    Congratulations on the delicious win for the Purple Cherokees!

    Annie at the Transplantable Rose

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  5. Hey--maybe you'd like to enter your tomato in my Weird Veggie and Funny Fruit contest over at http://www.WesternGardeners.com.

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