View Mobile Site
  • Bookmark and Share

Dawsonville farmer grows giant tomato

POSTED: July 22, 2009 4:00 a.m.
Photo/Michele Hester/

This 2.75 pound tomato was picked off a vine in Kenneth Allison's garden on New Hope Road. Allison said the seed from the pink tomato he picked Monday morning dates back over four decades and originated in North Carolina.

View Larger
View More »

It’s not the biggest he’s ever grown, but the 2.75- pound tomato Kenneth Allison plucked from his garden on New Hope Road is one of the biggest local Extension Agent Clark Beusse has seen this season.

  

Allison said the seed from the pink tomato he picked Monday morning dates back over four decades.

  

“It came from North Carolina and I’ve grown them each year since,” he said, comparing the giant tomato to a red variety he also grew.

  

Beusse said the size Allison is growing tomatoes this year is remarkable considering the amount of rain Dawson County has had the last few months.

  

“That’s a big tomato,” he said.

  

Allison said he enjoys working in his garden, and even more, enjoys sharing his vegetables.

  

“I grow what I need and if I have more left over, I give them away. I especially like giving them to the older generation that maybe can’t grow them themselves,” he said.

  

E-mail Michele Hester at michele@dawsonnews.com.

COMMENTS

  • Bookmark and Share

Commenting not available.
Commenting is not available.

FEATURED PHOTOS

Auto dealership proposed in...
The dealership will be part...
UPDATED: Courthouse evacuat...
Emergency Services personne...
Veterans hold pancake break...
A Vietnam veteran cooks up ...
Relay for Life this Friday
Dawson County Firefighter S...
Dooley/Carr to wed
Dooley and Carr
Dawson loses first game of ...
What looked like it would b...
Lady Tigers finish strong
Ava Walker defends against ...
DCHS golf teams work toward...
Tatum Pruitt shot her seaso...
Nick Murphy signs with Moun...
Members of the Dawson Count...
Dawson baseball trips up th...
Palmer Sapp crosses home pl...
 

Please wait ...