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Re: A4A Biggest tomato competition 2014
« Reply #40 on: August 31, 2014, 06:39:56 »

Not a real challenge to your wonderful one, Goodlife, but mine will definitely taste better, when it is fully ripened! Délice de Burpée  are superb to eat completely solid flesh inside, and each one does two meals. I had to pick them all yesterday, as blight is starting to show, finally. Not surprising given the awful  wet summer we have had.

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Re: A4A Biggest tomato competition 2014
« Reply #40 on: August 31, 2014, 06:39:56 »

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Re: A4A Biggest tomato competition 2014
« Reply #41 on: September 04, 2014, 19:45:20 »
I wonder who is going to get the book I promised early on this season  keep em coming folks  lets see them big tomatoes
The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are,
the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae.

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Re: A4A Biggest tomato competition 2014
« Reply #42 on: September 05, 2014, 08:02:30 »
My current best yellow 1lb 12oz..




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Re: A4A Biggest tomato competition 2014
« Reply #43 on: September 07, 2014, 16:18:58 »
Ah, well. Our largest to date is only 14 oz but it tasted brilliant on the pizza  :icon_cheers:

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Re: A4A Biggest tomato competition 2014
« Reply #44 on: September 18, 2014, 12:44:25 »
Ah, well. Our largest to date is only 14 oz but it tasted brilliant on the pizza  :icon_cheers:

Not much more here either.  And this 'Rosalie's Early Orange' was entirely seedless to boot!  But very meaty and yummy  :wave:

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Re: A4A Biggest tomato competition 2014
« Reply #45 on: September 19, 2014, 15:53:53 »
well almost season end here so here is my only real decent tomato of the year a new pb of 1701g or 3lb12 oz


well done every one who has taken part this year
The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are,
the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae.

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Re: A4A Biggest tomato competition 2014
« Reply #46 on: November 15, 2014, 17:44:35 »
Oh my, just look at those!...
I simply can't compete with the stock I have. (He said in abject disappointment, and by way of excuse.)

I can see I'm going to have to beg some seeds from someone.....
Next year though. I am going to win! :thumbsup:
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Re: A4A Biggest tomato competition 2014
« Reply #47 on: November 15, 2014, 22:15:17 »
Why have I missed this post and the HUGE tomato slyfox-mal have posted!!!???
Brilliant and late congratulations ...red monster :icon_cheers:
What variety is it..do you know?

Nigel....I have save seeds from my tomato, though it didn't have much in it....there should be some spare for next year. Remind me after new year.. :icon_thumleft:

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Re: A4A Biggest tomato competition 2014
« Reply #48 on: November 16, 2014, 14:40:39 »


Nigel....I have save seeds from my tomato, though it didn't have much in it....there should be some spare for next year. Remind me after new year.. :icon_thumleft:
Will do Goodlife. Many thanks.  :icon_cheers:

Game on again!  :icon_cheers: bring on next years!
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Re: A4A Biggest tomato competition 2014
« Reply #49 on: November 20, 2014, 13:23:38 »
Woo Hoo Goodlife- what a monster!!!
Must get my act together for next year

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Re: A4A Biggest tomato competition 2014
« Reply #50 on: November 20, 2014, 13:56:00 »
Well...I trust we have all now done our monster entries for this year :icon_cheers: But if you should have surprise tomato lurking at the 'back of the GH'..it is time to come out now  :tongue3: :drunken_smilie:

So our entries for friendly comp were

Slyfox-mal .. Whopping 1.701 kg....that's 3lb 12oz. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  :hello2: :occasion18:
Goodlife ..acceptable 1.230 kg...that's 2lb 11oz
Crisscross ...tummy filler...0.907kg ..that's 1lb 16oz
Peanuts...bite short of tummy filler...0.906kg ...that's 1lb 15oz
Galina... plate breaker...0.570kg...that's 1lb 4oz
Manicscousers...'would not like to be hit by it...0.396kg...that's 14oz
DebP...'half' still left on floor...0.324...that's 11oz

Well done everybody :icon_cheers: :toothy10:

I'm definitely going to have a go again growing THE BIG ONE..I'll be back next year..... :tongue3:
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Re: A4A Biggest tomato competition 2014
« Reply #51 on: November 20, 2014, 14:17:41 »
And to add.....

28 yrs old world record is beaten this year with 3kg 814.7g tomato...that's lot of sauce!..see here..http://www.startribune.com/local/274414611.html
Shall we challenge him next year... :tongue3: :sunny:

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Re: A4A Biggest tomato competition 2014
« Reply #52 on: December 05, 2014, 17:12:27 »
well done goodlife it looks like your the winner of the book  please send me a message with your addy so I can forward it on to you  well done every one  and good luck next season  all the best and merry xmas every one  regards mal
The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are,
the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae.

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Re: A4A Biggest tomato competition 2014
« Reply #53 on: December 06, 2014, 18:37:49 »
Too late of course and I don't compete anyway as I have a weather advantage over you all but  I did grow one specially to join in and it finished at 4.65 1bs  I do have a picture on the scales but I will have to redo my picture thing with Dan.. which I will and let you see. . I will try to do the picture thingy later XX Jeannine
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Re: A4A Biggest tomato competition 2014
« Reply #54 on: December 06, 2014, 20:37:53 »
Wow, what a monster  :icon_cheers: Well done Jeannine.

No need to renew with Dan, he has opened up picture posting for everyone and you can post directly now. 
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Re: A4A Biggest tomato competition 2014
« Reply #55 on: December 06, 2014, 22:08:25 »
Hi JayB..well I will have a go right now..fingers crossed XX Jeannine




Ha Ha Ha well I did it bit my memory isn't what I thought...I knew it was 4 something but it isn't as big as I thought..LOL
« Last Edit: December 06, 2014, 22:11:45 by Jeannine »
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Re: A4A Biggest tomato competition 2014
« Reply #56 on: December 07, 2014, 09:13:09 »
A beauty and bigger than anything I grew this year. What variety is it?
It looks like Jeannine, Slyfox-mal and Goodlife are the ones to watch for next year  :toothy10:

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Re: A4A Biggest tomato competition 2014
« Reply #57 on: December 17, 2014, 18:55:24 »
hi goodlife did you get the book yet I can not seem to send any messages on here for some reason  cheers mal
The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are,
the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae.

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Re: A4A Biggest tomato competition 2014
« Reply #58 on: December 17, 2014, 19:03:58 »
 :wave: :icon_cheers: 'How to grow giant veggies' book have arrived and it will be put in good use next year :toothy10:

Thank you! I have a feeling that this book might be a good 'trophy' to pass on to next year's winner....how about it?
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Re: A4A Biggest tomato competition 2014
« Reply #59 on: December 17, 2014, 19:52:33 »
thanks for letting me know you got the book ok  and I hope you enjoy it  all the best and merry xmas to all of you  regards mal
The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are,
the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae.

 

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