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UK: World’s Biggest Tomato

UK: World’s Biggest Tomato

The world’s biggest tomato, which can feed a family of four and is about 12 times the size of an average salad tomato, has been launched in the UK. Breeders in the UK and the US developed the new variety, called the Gigantomo, after almost two decades of research. Just one slice off of one tomato can fill an entire burger bun or sandwich, the daily Mirror reported. The enormous fruit grows up to 25-cm wide, with each plant reaching heights of 1.82 m and yielding as many as 11 tomatoes. Simon Crawford, one of the UK’s leading plant breeders, was called in five years ago to finish the work of late American grower Paul Thomas, who spent 15 years trying to breed a huge tomato that also tasted good. Simon was able to complete the breeding programme to ensure there would be enough seed to sell commercially.  (Source: newindianexpress.com)