Ugly Tomato Contest

July 8, 2011

America's ugliest tomato? We've got more than 50 of them - the good, the bad and the ugly in all their tomato-ey glory.

Ashley Eggleston-RutherfordSiyon SubbaJJ's CakesWill SherrerTheda ShipleyLacey RoyTom OlkowskiSummer SerinoLauren N. ClineLaurie Deerr ApplebeeLori KaiserSuzanne MyersJennifer TrenkleSkyler AllansonGina Sbuscio WaltersGinger Landmann ShryackPamela Wear PalmerMeg StearnPam Hill BlairChristine SiddensMary Muchmore RossMary BalmatCaylan Van LarsonCheryl RostronXimena Velásquez HincapiéMarilyn Dazell McDonald OttingerSherry Plummer ArmisteadLaura ClineJanice Potter-DavissonPeter Read MillerJulie Baim FawcettCaleb EberhartWelcome to Relish’s Ugly Tomato Contest! Amanda ThalhammerBarbara CarpenterJill CovingtonThomas UnderwoodKaren LongBrenda Joyner BroomeHeather McCartyMelissa BarberClaudine MirandaJohn R McMorrisKimberly Crocker FitzherbertJames WatersLisa FloydLisa Whaley FoyKaren Oredson BentleyBarbara BoutwellCarla Wiggins RobertsDonna GideonRosemary StahlbuschPat CarterSusie Winegardner DalyRalph and Martha GordonTina Digiorgio DutzarDarshan HealingsMara HansenJane Brodie BelangerTiffany Crouch NetzTerry HossBronwyn Gethins MorganRenee PylesRobin SullivanValerie T. PerezBrenda CollinsBetsy CromerShanon TorgerudHelen McdiarmidFaron RiegerRobin Wick RoetsApril Hunsaker GreenLisa Taylor CarlockSuzanne WattsAngela YarboroughHoward Crampton Jr.Syreeta Gotherown AllenPaige RogolinoDavid Michael HallSusan Eddins BisulcaPatricia C. Maccariella-HafeyTim ParrAntonius DunamisDru RobertsSydnor MallochTracey Lowe GlennPam NeelyJudy RodockerKaren Patton HamiltonJim KephartElaine SpearsSiuYing MachChris Lindblom Doughtie
"Here is our ugly (well maybe more perverted) tomato"
"Grown by my aunt in our garden!"
"Home grown California product, not ugly but owgally."
"For the Ugly Mators competition."
"A proud ugly tomato."
"Ugly tomato contest :)"
"This tomato actually grew this way."
"Tomato Butt."
"This is crazy!"
"Told one too many lies."
"Joined at the middle."
"Mater Horn."
"Here’s our entry…"
"I got a whole family of perverted tomatoes!"
"Overgrown and ugly!"
"Should have a license for being that ugly :)"
"We named this one 'Elephant Man'"
"My tomato is actually kind of cute…with eyelashes."
"My prized ugly tomato"
"Here’s ours…"
"Here’s my ugly tomato!"
"This is one ugly tomato"
"This is called a Zapotec Pleated."
"My triple defect ugly tomato!"
"MY ugly tomato."
"Can you believe we actually ate this one (after gratuitous trimming)?"
"My sister, Cindy, sent this photo of her 'Ziggy Tomato.'"
"Come on folks! Have a heart! I'm not ugly!"
"Eldon's ugliest tomato..."
"Here's Kallie's ugly tomato!"
"Joan's ugly tomato!"
"A very ugly veggie..."
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.
"Tomato worms... making ugly tomatoes in North America since 1710."
"My mutant Roma tomato."
"Ugly is Ugly!"
"My UGLY Tomato!"
"This is the second tomato that I got off my vine, but I ate the first ugly one!"
"Ugly but taste so good!!"
"The ugly one."
"Here's my family heirloom ugly tomato, actually called 'The Ugly Limbaugh' :)"
"My son, Jarrett Floyd, has an ugly tomato that wants to be an evil one."
"U-G-L-Y no excuse."
“Here is my ugly tomato photo.”
“Here is my ugly tomato grown in Colorado.”
"This is my ugly purple tomato grown in Texas City, Texas :)”
“This tomato was really gross looking with scars on the sides and yellow spots!”
"This could be the ugliest tomato ever! It was huge too.”
"My tomato gave birth to another one right on top of it!"
"Our North Georgia ugly tomato!”
"OK, here it is…it has tentacles!"
“Another Ugly Tomato!”
“I had a number of 'ugly' Tomatoes!!"
“Here is my grandma’s ugly tomato!!!”
“my ugly tomato for thee ugly tomato contest.”
“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.”
“This tomato was grown by my Mom and me this Summer. I call it, ‘The Give Peace a Chance’ Tomato”
“This is my sister’s version of Minnie Mouse as a tomato”
"Here’s my ugly tomato grown in Kona, Hawaii this winter. Ugly but delish"
“Here is my ugly tomato”
"My ugly tomato…”
“This is our ugly tomato!”
"Grew me a little snow man tomato"
"One view!"
Here’s my ugly tomato!!!
"Ugly Tomato from my Father-In-Law’s garden (Glen Green)"
"So ugly we opted not to eat it. Happy summer!"
"I’m entering this tomato for my grandma. This is without a doubt the ugliest tomato any of us have ever seen!"
"This tomato is ugly…no butts about it"
"Grouchy Tomato >:("
"Our ugly tomato!"
"Pat and I grew this butt ugly tomato and we want to share the photo with you."
"This is from my Uncle Ernie’s garden…sure is ugly…yikes"
"Just picked this one today. One UGLY tomato. Think I will use it for salsa."
"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!"
"This ugly tomato is happy to finally be recognized! He has been in my cell phone for over a year now!"
"What about this tomato? Definitely male!”
"Here is my ugly tomato from South Carolina.”
"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!"
"Here’s one view of my ugly tomato. The bottom’s not too pretty either!"
"This gal is full of babies…"
"This is our red snowman with a green scarf"
"This tomato was grown in Salida California"
"The 'ugly' stepsister amongst her beautiful sistas!!!"
"This my ugly tomato"
"Here is out entry, it sure looks ugly to me!"
"Here is our ugly (well maybe more perverted) tomato""Grown by my aunt in our garden!""Home grown California product, not ugly but owgally.""For the Ugly Mators competition.""A proud ugly tomato.""Ugly tomato contest :)""This tomato actually grew this way.""Tomato Butt.""This is crazy!""Told one too many lies.""Joined at the middle.""Mater Horn.""Here’s our entry…""I got a whole family of perverted tomatoes!""Overgrown and ugly!""Should have a license for being that ugly :)""We named this one 'Elephant Man'""My tomato is actually kind of cute…with eyelashes.""My prized ugly tomato""Here’s ours…""Here’s my ugly tomato!""This is one ugly tomato""This is called a Zapotec Pleated.""My triple defect ugly tomato!""MY ugly tomato.""Can you believe we actually ate this one (after gratuitous trimming)?""My sister, Cindy, sent this photo of her 'Ziggy Tomato.'""Come on folks! Have a heart! I'm not ugly!""Eldon's ugliest tomato...""Here's Kallie's ugly tomato!""Joan's ugly tomato!""A very ugly veggie..."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."Tomato worms... making ugly tomatoes in North America since 1710.""My mutant Roma tomato."Jill Covington"Ugly is Ugly!""My UGLY Tomato!""This is the second tomato that I got off my vine, but I ate the first ugly one!""Ugly but taste so good!!"Melissa Barber"The ugly one.""Here's my family heirloom ugly tomato, actually called 'The Ugly Limbaugh' :)"Kimberly Crocker FitzherbertJames Waters"My son, Jarrett Floyd, has an ugly tomato that wants to be an evil one.""U-G-L-Y no excuse."“Here is my ugly tomato photo.”“Here is my ugly tomato grown in Colorado.”"This is my ugly purple tomato grown in Texas City, Texas :)”Donna Gideon“This tomato was really gross looking with scars on the sides and yellow spots!”"This could be the ugliest tomato ever! It was huge too.”"My tomato gave birth to another one right on top of it!""Our North Georgia ugly tomato!”Tina Digiorgio Dutzar"OK, here it is…it has tentacles!"“Another Ugly Tomato!”“I had a number of 'ugly' Tomatoes!!"“Here is my grandma’s ugly tomato!!!”“my ugly tomato for thee ugly tomato contest.”“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.”“This tomato was grown by my Mom and me this Summer. I call it, ‘The Give Peace a Chance’ Tomato”“This is my sister’s version of Minnie Mouse as a tomato”"Here’s my ugly tomato grown in Kona, Hawaii this winter. Ugly but delish"“Here is my ugly tomato”"My ugly tomato…”“This is our ugly tomato!”"Grew me a little snow man tomato""One view!"Here’s my ugly tomato!!!"Ugly Tomato from my Father-In-Law’s garden (Glen Green)""So ugly we opted not to eat it. Happy summer!""I’m entering this tomato for my grandma. This is without a doubt the ugliest tomato any of us have ever seen!""This tomato is ugly…no butts about it""Grouchy Tomato >:("Syreeta Gotherown Allen"Our ugly tomato!""Pat and I grew this butt ugly tomato and we want to share the photo with you.""This is from my Uncle Ernie’s garden…sure is ugly…yikes""Just picked this one today. One UGLY tomato. Think I will use it for salsa.""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!""This ugly tomato is happy to finally be recognized! He has been in my cell phone for over a year now!""What about this tomato? Definitely male!”"Here is my ugly tomato from South Carolina.”"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!""Here’s one view of my ugly tomato. The bottom’s not too pretty either!""This gal is full of babies…""This is our red snowman with a green scarf""This tomato was grown in Salida California""The 'ugly' stepsister amongst her beautiful sistas!!!""This my ugly tomato""Here is out entry, it sure looks ugly to me!"
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