Ugly Tomato Contest

on July 8, 2011

Ashley Eggleston-Rutherford

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

Siyon Subba

"Grown by my aunt in our garden!"

JJ's Cakes

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

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."

Summer Serino

"Tomato Butt."

Lauren N. Cline

"This is crazy!"

Laurie Deerr Applebee

"Told one too many lies."

Lori Kaiser

"Joined at the middle."

Suzanne Myers

"Mater Horn."

Jennifer Trenkle

"Here’s our entry…"

Skyler Allanson

"I got a whole family of perverted tomatoes!"

Gina Sbuscio Walters

"Overgrown and ugly!"

Ginger Landmann Shryack

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

Pamela Wear Palmer

"We named this one 'Elephant Man'"

Meg Stearn

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

Pam Hill Blair

"My prized ugly tomato"

Christine Siddens

"Here’s ours…"

Mary Muchmore Ross

"Here’s my ugly tomato!"

Mary Balmat

"This is one ugly tomato"

Caylan Van Larson

"This is called a Zapotec Pleated."

Cheryl Rostron

"My triple defect ugly tomato!"

Ximena Velásquez Hincapié

"MY ugly 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!"

Janice Potter-Davisson

"Eldon's ugliest tomato..."

Peter Read Miller

"Here's Kallie's ugly tomato!"

Julie Baim Fawcett

"Joan's ugly tomato!"

Caleb Eberhart

"A very ugly veggie..."

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.

Amanda Thalhammer

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

Barbara Carpenter

"My mutant Roma tomato."

Jill Covington

Thomas Underwood

"Ugly is Ugly!"

Karen Long

"My UGLY Tomato!"

Brenda Joyner Broome

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

Heather McCarty

"Ugly but taste so good!!"

Melissa Barber

Claudine Miranda

"The ugly one."

John R McMorris

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

Kimberly Crocker Fitzherbert

James Waters

Lisa Floyd

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

Lisa Whaley Foy

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

Karen Oredson Bentley

“Here is my ugly tomato photo.”

Barbara Boutwell

“Here is my ugly tomato grown in Colorado.”

Carla Wiggins Roberts

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

Donna Gideon

Rosemary Stahlbusch

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

Pat Carter

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

Susie Winegardner Daly

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

Ralph and Martha Gordon

"Our North Georgia ugly tomato!”

Tina Digiorgio Dutzar

Darshan Healings

"OK, here it is…it has tentacles!"

Mara Hansen

“Another Ugly Tomato!”

Jane Brodie Belanger

“I had a number of 'ugly' Tomatoes!!"

Tiffany Crouch Netz

“Here is my grandma’s ugly tomato!!!”

Terry Hoss

“my ugly tomato for thee ugly tomato contest.”

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.”

Renee Pyles

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

Robin Sullivan

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

Valerie T. Perez

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

Brenda Collins

“Here is my ugly tomato”

Betsy Cromer

"My ugly tomato…”

Shanon Torgerud

“This is our ugly tomato!”

Helen Mcdiarmid

"Grew me a little snow man tomato"

Faron Rieger

"One view!"

Robin Wick Roets

Here’s my ugly tomato!!!

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!"

David Michael Hall

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

Susan Eddins Bisulca

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

Patricia C. Maccariella-Hafey

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

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!"

Dru Roberts

"What about this tomato? Definitely male!”

Sydnor Malloch

"Here is my ugly tomato from South Carolina.”

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!"

Pam Neely

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

Judy Rodocker

"This gal is full of babies…"

Karen Patton Hamilton

"This is our red snowman with a green scarf"

Jim Kephart

"This tomato was grown in Salida California"

Elaine Spears

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

SiuYing Mach

"This my ugly tomato"

Chris Lindblom Doughtie

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

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