Canungra farmer grows giant tomato

FRANKENMATO: Retired farmer Jim Caswell grew the tomato from a mystery seed and the result was oddly-shaped but delicious. Photo: Larraine Sathicq

FRANKENMATO: Retired farmer Jim Caswell grew the tomato from a mystery seed and the result was oddly-shaped but delicious. Photo: Larraine Sathicq

RETIRED farmer Jim Caswell has grown a giant tomato in his Canungra vegetable garden.

The oddly-shaped fruit weighed 769 grams and Mr Caswell said he was unsure what kind of tomato it was.

“I don’t know what it is, but there are hardly any seeds in them and they are quite flavoursome,” he said.

“A friend gave me the seed but he didn’t know what it was either.”

Mr Caswell said he grew a similar one last year that was even heavier.

“This one is a bit ugly but last year’s tomato was a lovely shape and it weighed spot on two pounds (907 grams).”

He said the tomato would be destined for the family table.

“I have always grown my own veggies but this one is a bit interesting,” he said.

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