Novelty tom shocks grower

Last updated 09:11 05/02/2013
The tomato
Alf Turner

Relevant offers

Northern Outlook

Pair found guilty of murder Savvy, but not smart Safety margin tighter Blame game over bridge Wild winds delay repair crews High water washes out bridge pier Houses flooded in Monday's big wet Flocks in need of a blast Warning over river crossing Scaffold theft irks minister

A Rangiora man has produced what he calls ‘‘a novelty’’ tomato weighing in at almost half a kilo.

Alf Turner, aged 83, has been growing tomatoes for 60 years, originally at Palmer Street ‘‘on the edge of town at that time’’, and more recently at his smaller townhouse at Buckham Street.

He grew what he thought were beefsteak tomatoes and produced this particular sample, with a hole in the middle big enough to put his finger through.

‘‘It was unusual because it came from a triple flower. I had other beefsteak tomatoes with three flowers too, but I reduced them to a single flower, so this one is kind of rare.’’ 

Mr Turner said his wife Rayleen thought it was a novelty too.

Ad Feedback

- (Live Matches)


Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content