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Posted on 02 October 2009 by tomatocasual.com

Huge Tomatoes

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How To Grow The Biggest Tomatoes In Town in 6 Easy Steps - TomatoCasual.comBy Vanessa Richins

As I was paging through Google News today, I learned that a 4 pound 9 ounce tomato grown by Harold Politano had recently won the Great Long Island Tomato Challenge.

My mind boggled for a minute as I tried to imagine holding such a beauty.

Jessica Damiano from Newsday.com interviewed Politano and found out how he produced his hefty prize-winning tomato. “His secret? “You have to concentrate on getting all the juice into that one big flower that comes out,” he divulged. “Everything else is sacrificed: You cut off all the other flowers and keep only one stem, cutting away all the smaller stems.”

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Posted on 31 August 2008 by tomatocasual.com

Tomato Giants

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By Kira Hamman

Check out this picture my brother sent me of a tomato he grew in his garden in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Wow, right?

How do you grow whopping tomatoes like this?

To be honest, I don’t usually even try, because I don’t have the patience. I’d rather eat a delicious normal-sized tomato, or ten, than wait for a whopper that I can brag to my friends about. Still, there’s something compelling about tomatoes the size of small dogs. They’re so county fair, so… summer.

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