Help celebrate my 100th blog post with a Weird Veggie and Funny Fruit Contest. Here’s my best effort–a cherry tomato that looks like the late comedian Buddy Hackett.
Have you ever grown a potato that looks like Mickey Mouse or a carrot that resembles a hippo? Ever seen an apple shaped like a duck or picked a heart-shaped raspberry?
Welcome to the weird and wonderful world of vegetable and fruit anomalies. Mother Nature’s sense of humor shows through when she tinkers with the growing environment just enough to create odd-shaped fruits and veggies.
So, let’s have a contest! I want to find the strangest looking vegetable or fruit that you’ve either grown in your garden or found at a local farmer’s market.
The winner will receive a signed, hardcover copy of the New York Time’s best seller, “Wicked Plants: A Book of Botanical Atrocities,” by Amy Stewart.
To enter the contest…send a digital photo of your crazy-looking produce to jodi@WesternGardeners.com between now and September 4. I’ll post the photos and one will be selected as a winner by someone who truly appreciates nature’s oddities. The winning entry will be announced here on September 8. The contest is open to any gardener residing in the U.S.
If you need some inspiration, take a look at the funny food pictures at the Museum of Food Anomalies website.
Start looking for the weird and wonderful in your garden…and please pass it on.