Annual Gardening Photo Contest is On

It’s the most wonderful time of the year for gardeners–the 6th Annual Weird Veggie & Funny Fruit Contest sponsored by!

tomatohenge What’s in your garden?

If you’ve grown a potato that looks like Mickey Mouse, a tomato shaped like a duck or a heart-shaped raspberry, you need to share it with the world.

Don’t miss your chance for some official accolades!

Every August since 2009 I’ve asked gardeners across the country to send in digital images of the crazy fruits and vegetables they pull from their gardens.

These little surprises are just one reason why gardening is so much fun.

They’ve shared pictures of intertwined carrots, eggplants with noses (and private parts), winking tomatoes and other fruits and vegetables that show what a great sense of humor Mother Nature really has.

Last year I plucked these three tomatoes from the vines of several San Marzano tomato plants. I can usually explain why a certain fruit is malformed, but these three have me stumped.

I have no idea how or why the fruits of Tomatohenge formed, but I’m so glad they did.

Is there anything puzzling, hilarious or strange growing in your garden? If so, I want to see it! Your entry can be any fruit or vegetable you grew or one you found at a farmer’s market.

To enter the Weird Veggie & Funny Fruit contest, just take a high-res (in focus) digital picture, name your crazy-looking produce and send it to The deadline for entries is Friday, September 5, at midnight Mountain time. The winner will be announced here on September 8. Entries are limited those gardeners residing in the U.S.

As always, the winning gardener will receive a special prize package and lasting fame.

By entering the contest, you grant permission to use the submitted images for promotional purposes without compensation.

Need some inspiration? Be sure to check out these previous Weird Veggie & Funny Fruit contest winners:

2013–The Nosiest Eggplant

2012–Angel Lime

2011–Love Apple

2010–Carrot Pants

2009–The Loch Ness Cucumber


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This is a cool idea! Unfortunately I have not grown any weird looking fruits or veggies this year … although one tomato looked like my dad when he was angry … he didn’t think so though 🙂

Hi Mike:

The season is still young and you may pull something kooky from your garden any time. The contest runs until September 5, so keep looking!

Thanks for stopping by,

That is true. I will be on the lookout.

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