Ugly Tomato Contest

on July 8, 2011

Ashley Eggleston-Rutherford

"Here is our ugly (well maybe more perverted) tomato"

JJ's Cakes

"Home grown California product, not ugly but owgally."

Suzanne Myers

"Mater Horn."

Will Sherrer

"For the Ugly Mators competition."

Theda Shipley

"A proud ugly tomato."

Lacey Roy

"Ugly tomato contest :)"

Tom Olkowski

"This tomato actually grew this way."

Lauren N. Cline

"This is crazy!"

Summer Serino

"Tomato Butt."

Caylan Van Larson

"This is called a Zapotec Pleated."

Siyon Subba

"Grown by my aunt in our garden!"

Lori Kaiser

"Joined at the middle."

Jennifer Trenkle

"Here’s our entry…"

Ginger Landmann Shryack

"Should have a license for being that ugly :)"

Lisa Whaley Foy

"U-G-L-Y no excuse."

Skyler Allanson

"I got a whole family of perverted tomatoes!"

Pamela Wear Palmer

"We named this one 'Elephant Man'"

Pam Hill Blair

"My prized ugly tomato"

Mary Balmat

"This is one ugly tomato"

Mary Muchmore Ross

"Here’s my ugly tomato!"

Meg Stearn

"My tomato is actually kind of cute…with eyelashes."

Christine Siddens

"Here’s ours…"

Thomas Underwood

"Ugly is Ugly!"

Karen Long

"My UGLY Tomato!"

Barbara Carpenter

"My mutant Roma tomato."

Marilyn Dazell McDonald Ottinger

"Can you believe we actually ate this one (after gratuitous trimming)?"

Sherry Plummer Armistead

"My sister, Cindy, sent this photo of her 'Ziggy Tomato.'"

Laura Cline

"Come on folks! Have a heart! I'm not ugly!"

Caleb Eberhart

"A very ugly veggie..."

Janice Potter-Davisson

"Eldon's ugliest tomato..."

Lisa Floyd

"My son, Jarrett Floyd, has an ugly tomato that wants to be an evil one."

Peter Read Miller

"Here's Kallie's ugly tomato!"

Julie Baim Fawcett

"Joan's ugly tomato!"

Ximena Velásquez Hincapié

"MY ugly tomato."

Amanda Thalhammer

"Tomato worms... making ugly tomatoes in North America since 1710."

Jill Covington

Laurie Deerr Applebee

"Told one too many lies."

Cheryl Rostron

"My triple defect ugly tomato!"

Brenda Joyner Broome

"This is the second tomato that I got off my vine, but I ate the first ugly one!"

Claudine Miranda

"The ugly one."

Kimberly Crocker Fitzherbert

Melissa Barber

Heather McCarty

"Ugly but taste so good!!"

John R McMorris

"Here's my family heirloom ugly tomato, actually called 'The Ugly Limbaugh' :)"

James Waters

Welcome to Relish’s Ugly Tomato Contest!

Relish readers have submitted their hideous and prized tomatoes with faces only mothers could love. But as OUR mothers’ taught us, it’s what’s on the inside that really counts. So we embrace these juicy ugly ducklings and wish them short but happy lives tossed in herbed tomato salads and mixed in caprese soups.

Chris Lindblom Doughtie

"Here is out entry, it sure looks ugly to me!"

Karen Oredson Bentley

“Here is my ugly tomato photo.”

Carla Wiggins Roberts

"This is my ugly purple tomato grown in Texas City, Texas :)”

Mara Hansen

“Another Ugly Tomato!”

Donna Gideon

Pat Carter

"This could be the ugliest tomato ever! It was huge too.”

Rosemary Stahlbusch

“This tomato was really gross looking with scars on the sides and yellow spots!”

Ralph and Martha Gordon

"Our North Georgia ugly tomato!”

Dru Roberts

"What about this tomato? Definitely male!”

Sydnor Malloch

"Here is my ugly tomato from South Carolina.”

Susie Winegardner Daly

"My tomato gave birth to another one right on top of it!"

Betsy Cromer

"My ugly tomato…”

Barbara Boutwell

“Here is my ugly tomato grown in Colorado.”

Valerie T. Perez

"Here’s my ugly tomato grown in Kona, Hawaii this winter. Ugly but delish"

Bronwyn Gethins Morgan

“This is the happy Hanover tomato... looking very much like Charlie Brown. He had many adventures around our house before making his way to a BLT.”

Terry Hoss

“my ugly tomato for thee ugly tomato contest.”

Brenda Collins

“Here is my ugly tomato”

Renee Pyles

“This tomato was grown by my Mom and me this Summer. I call it, ‘The Give Peace a Chance’ Tomato”

Shanon Torgerud

“This is our ugly tomato!”

Helen Mcdiarmid

"Grew me a little snow man tomato"

Tiffany Crouch Netz

“Here is my grandma’s ugly tomato!!!”

Robin Sullivan

“This is my sister’s version of Minnie Mouse as a tomato”

Jane Brodie Belanger

“I had a number of 'ugly' Tomatoes!!"

Pam Neely

"Here’s one view of my ugly tomato. The bottom’s not too pretty either!"

Tina Digiorgio Dutzar

April Hunsaker Green

"Ugly Tomato from my Father-In-Law’s garden (Glen Green)"

Lisa Taylor Carlock

"So ugly we opted not to eat it. Happy summer!"

Suzanne Watts

"I’m entering this tomato for my grandma. This is without a doubt the ugliest tomato any of us have ever seen!"

Angela Yarborough

"This tomato is ugly…no butts about it"

Howard Crampton Jr.

"Grouchy Tomato >:("

Syreeta Gotherown Allen

Paige Rogolino

"Our ugly tomato!"

Gina Sbuscio Walters

"Overgrown and ugly!"

David Michael Hall

"Pat and I grew this butt ugly tomato and we want to share the photo with you."

Tim Parr

"Submitting this for my grandpa. Out of the hundreds of pretty tomatoes he has grown this year, this one stands out like a sore thumb!"

Antonius Dunamis

"This ugly tomato is happy to finally be recognized! He has been in my cell phone for over a year now!"

SiuYing Mach

"This my ugly tomato"

Robin Wick Roets

Here’s my ugly tomato!!!

Darshan Healings

"OK, here it is…it has tentacles!"

Faron Rieger

"One view!"

Tracey Lowe Glenn

"Bobby Lowe’s ugly tomato! My grandpa grew this tomato, and he asked that I enter it in the contest. The thing looks like something that should be surgically removed!"

Karen Patton Hamilton

"This is our red snowman with a green scarf"

Jim Kephart

"This tomato was grown in Salida California"

Judy Rodocker

"This gal is full of babies…"

Patricia C. Maccariella-Hafey

"Just picked this one today. One UGLY tomato. Think I will use it for salsa."

Elaine Spears

"The 'ugly' stepsister amongst her beautiful sistas!!!"

Susan Eddins Bisulca

"This is from my Uncle Ernie’s garden…sure is ugly…yikes"