Many enjoy tomatoes on their hamburgers, tacos, and other delicious dishes, but did you know there is more than one variety to choose from?
At the recent Heirloom Tomato Harvest Celebration in Los Gatos, California, USA, the World Tomato Society Foundation achieved the record title for the Largest display of tomato varieties.
Showcasing its best and brightest, the foundation arranged the tomatoes in an alphabetic display from African Queen to Zapotec – allowing attendees to see the stark differences between each kind with their own hues of red, orange, pink, yellow, purple and brown.
Adjudicator Christina Conlon attended the event, to ensure all official guidelines were properly followed.
In order for the attempt to be successful, the World Tomato Society Foundation needed to not only beat the previous record holder’s count of 132 varieties but also have personally cultivated each of the tomatoes used. Nonetheless, with 241 unique kinds of tomatoes, the foundation managed to nearly double the previous standard and achieve a new record title.
After becoming record holders, all tomatoes were given to attendees to be used in an array of dishes.