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Lettuceman
Dayton, WA

February 5, 2010
5:43 PM

Post #7532503

Seems to me that the world record for the largest tomato ever grown was of the Delicious variety. I need to know if that record still stands and if so, how large was it and how much did it weigh? Carolyn? Anyone?
Carolyn
Salem, NY
(Zone 4b)

February 5, 2010
5:57 PM

Post #7532555

Yes, the record is still with Delicious at 7# 12 oz as grown by Gordon Graham of Edmond OK, now deceased. There are those who contest it but it still stands.

Carolyn
Lettuceman
Dayton, WA

February 5, 2010
7:22 PM

Post #7532806

Thank you Carolyn, I appreciate that! I have trouble wrapping my mind around a tomato that big!
Sequee
Carmel, NY
(Zone 6b)

February 5, 2010
8:17 PM

Post #7532982

LOL - Now I need to know why you needed to know that. LOL! Inguiring minds, ya know???
Lettuceman
Dayton, WA

February 5, 2010
10:53 PM

Post #7533441

Well Sequee, I'm a market gardener and often get into interesting discussions with my customers and I love to surprise them with off-beat trivia like that!
Sequee
Carmel, NY
(Zone 6b)

February 7, 2010
1:17 AM

Post #7536872

Cool - I thought maybe you were going into competition!
HERBIE43
Rutland , MA
(Zone 5b)

February 8, 2010
11:02 AM

Post #7540827

i remember sequee giving me a white tomato that was six inches across when i cut it open and it must have weighed 4 lbs.
Sequee
Carmel, NY
(Zone 6b)

February 8, 2010
12:33 PM

Post #7540919

If memory serves, and it rarely does, it was under 3 and a half. But it does give cause to pause, doesn't it??? IMAGINE a 7# 12 oz tomato. I simply can't...
JulieTAdolf
Moore, SC

February 8, 2010
12:40 PM

Post #7540928

Yikes. That tomato was bigger than my last baby! ;-)
Sequee
Carmel, NY
(Zone 6b)

February 8, 2010
1:27 PM

Post #7541065

LOL!

As Carolyn said, it's widely contested, but still - anywhere near that is scary enough. My friend had a group of three tomatoes on her watermelon that pulled the entire plant aver and snapped it right off. On the bathroom scale they weighed just over 14 pounds! That was my second year of gardening, and I've aspired to match that with limited success.
1lisac
Liberty Hill, TX
(Zone 8a)

February 8, 2010
2:42 PM

Post #7541292

I wish I could say that tomato was bigger then my last baby!LOL
terri_emory
Alba, TX
(Zone 8a)

February 8, 2010
5:45 PM

Post #7541874

1lisac, LOL I'm with you there!

I have lots of photos of my last baby, any photos on the web of this tomato? OK, now you know my little indulgence...I just love photos of giants vegetables.

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