Rosa Blanca Brothers Win 2017 Weird Veggie Contest

Two eggplants with personality from North Carolina take the top prize in the 2017 Weird Veggie & Funny Fruit contest. Congratulations to Romelle Peterson for growing these guys! 

Weird Veggie winner 2017

“You mess with the little red guys, you mess with the Rosa Blanca Brothers!!”

Romelle also deserves special recognition for entering this tomato that looks like a catcher’s mitt. And another tomato that resembles a Teenage Ninja Mutant Turtle. There sure must be something funny in that North Carolina water!

“Strike 3 ‘Mater!”

Second place goes to this crazy crop of carrots from Utah gardener Nancy Dixon:

Knot quite sure what these carrots had in mind.”

The third place winner is this optimistic tomato grown by Philip Fei in his New Jersey garden:

“Thumbs up from my tomato!”


Thanks to all the good-natured vegetable gardeners who entered this year’s contest! Entries came from around the country and included odd apples, twisted carrots, curly chile peppers, an inside out tomato, a pepper with ears and more. Some will surely end up in the Weird Veggie & Funny Fruit Hall of Fame.

The winner gets the grand prize of a selection of top gardening books and other gardening goodies. The runners-up receive a selection of vegetable and herb seed packets to get a start on their weird veggies for next season.

See you next year!


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Nice job Melle!

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