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DELECTATION OF TOMATOES, etc. tomato tasting event

Saturday, October 13 from 1:00-3:00 p.m.

LOCATION: 5022 S. Jordan Canal Road (enter from 3200 West - gate has "5022" sign) in Taylorsville.

These events are open to the public. You will have a chance to contribute to an ongoing study to find some of the best tasting tomatoes from around the world. Admission is just $5 for adults, no charge for kids under 18. Please bring your appetite as well!

We are raising about 1,100 varieties of garden fruits and vegetables this year, half of these are heirloom tomatoes! We've obtained many of the most highly regarded varieties from around the world, with more than 30 countries represented. This is your chance to try some of the biggest, best, most flavorful, and most unusual tomato varieties in the world. Fall produce (pumpkins, winter squash, etc.) will be available at the October event as well. To view last year's results and to find more information, please visit

For more information, call/text/e-mail Dale: 801-651-5953

New Utah State Record Tomato grown by Dale Thurber of Delectation of Tomatoes,etc.

Church (3.208 DT 2012)

Posted on September 13, 2012

Finally made it over the 3 lb. "Giant Tomato" barrier! Nice to have a state record to go along with it. Not as big as I had hoped: 7% underweight from my ellipsoid-based formula. It shrunk just a bit the past couple of days. It's much greener on top and on the shaded side than I would have guessed, so I'm thinking it could have waited another 3 days or so to allow more conversion to sugars, thus increasing fruit density. I've not noticed hollow seed locules with the variety Church, so I'm not going to make that excuse.

Certified official Utah state record, 3.208 lbs., or 3 lbs. 3.33 oz. Certified by officials of the Weights and Measures Division of the Utah State Department of Agriculture and Food: "It doesn't get anymore official than this in the state of Utah" they told me. These are the guys that certify all the scales in the state.

Submitted to Great Pumpkin Commonwealth as 3.208 Thurber 2012, variety Church, open pollinated.

Anyhow, following are a few pics. The larger pics show a good view of the late-season giant tomato bed and depict renewed confidence in the small kitchen scales I use to weigh all my big tomatoes.

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