Biggest tomato in town
The biggest tomato at Tomato Day last week at the Extension Center may have been the biggest ever in the contest, extension agent Rebecca McMahon said. It at least was the largest since records started being kept in 1997. Desiree Read’s Pomodoro Costoluto weighed in at 3 pounds, 0.2 ounces. The previous record was 2 pounds, 9.6 ounces, in 2003. Read said she grew the tomato in compost soil with well-water drip irrigation – and no fertilizer.