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Record Tomato

Dayton, WA

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?

Salem, NY(Zone 4b)

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.


Dayton, WA

Thank you Carolyn, I appreciate that! I have trouble wrapping my mind around a tomato that big!

Carmel, NY(Zone 6b)

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

Dayton, WA

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!

Carmel, NY(Zone 6b)

Cool - I thought maybe you were going into competition!

Rutland , MA(Zone 5b)

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.

Carmel, NY(Zone 6b)

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...

Moore, SC

Yikes. That tomato was bigger than my last baby! ;-)

Carmel, NY(Zone 6b)


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.

Liberty Hill, TX(Zone 8a)

I wish I could say that tomato was bigger then my last baby!LOL

Alba, TX(Zone 8a)

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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