Cochran grows monster tomato


By Bill Colvard - bcolvard@MtAiryNews.com



Melissa Cochran of Mount Airy with her monster “German Pink” tomato, weighing in at two pounds and four ounces.


Melissa Cochran of Mount Airy with her monster “German Pink” tomato, weighing in at two pounds and four ounces.

Melissa Cochran grew this monster tomato in her Mount Airy garden. The “German Pink” tomato weighs in at two pounds and four ounces. Cochran says the variety usually produces tomatoes that are about a pound but this is the biggest one she has had so far.

She uses them for canning and spaghetti sauce. Not a big fan of tomato sandwiches, Cochran prefers to eat them with slices of toasted bread with butter. That’s what she’s been eating every night and is surprised she isn’t sick from it. “Maybe it’s because the pink tomatoes have less acid,” she supposes.

Melissa Cochran of Mount Airy with her monster “German Pink” tomato, weighing in at two pounds and four ounces.
http://www.mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/web1_Cochran.jpgMelissa Cochran of Mount Airy with her monster “German Pink” tomato, weighing in at two pounds and four ounces. Melissa Cochran of Mount Airy with her monster “German Pink” tomato, weighing in at two pounds and four ounces.

By Bill Colvard

bcolvard@MtAiryNews.com

Reach Bill Colvard at 336-415-4699 with stories of your gardening exploits.

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