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Pumpkin Zone

Hint hint, check the diaries.

10/3/2022 3:43:53 PM

KC Kevin

Mission Viejo, CA

Dan Sutherland!!!!! 13.99 lbs are you kidding me??? Congratulations Sir!

10/3/2022 3:50:11 PM


Centennial Colorado

Congrats Dan! That is a huge accomplishment!

10/3/2022 4:06:35 PM

Dig n Doug

Webster Groves, MO

Fantastic weight! Congrats Dan!!!

10/3/2022 5:13:54 PM


San Diego, CA

Mind blowing accomplishment!! TOTALLY annihilating your PB/WR. Amazing Dan, congratulations!

10/3/2022 5:57:49 PM

wixom grower

Wixom MI.

Congratulations Dan, I never thought that tomatoes could get this big when we were growing 6 lb tomatoes years ago.
What seed was this from ?

10/3/2022 6:15:09 PM

Dan Sutherland

Walla Walla Wa.

WIXOM-My 9.44 seed. that's the only seed I grew this year,out of 23 late plants I got 21 WR potential blossoms and 2 mutated ones,I lost all but seven to ber so this is part of the seven.

10/3/2022 6:45:15 PM

Altitude (to)maters (Scott)


WOW W O W!!! Congratulations.

10/3/2022 8:08:49 PM


Bloomington, IN USA

So are you taking it to a weighoff to make it official? The last I heard the Early Tomato entry ended Sept 30. I recall years ago we had a similar situation happen with Boudyo.

10/3/2022 10:01:20 PM

Dan Sutherland

Walla Walla Wa.

Materdoc, the GPC didn't want to get involved with it since something about a butternut squash episode recently, so no I don't have time nor the desire to go to a weigh off,nordo I want to fuss with going directly to Guinness, if it was my first and only WR maybe then I would, but probably not. This is my 4th WR and maybe a 5th one coming soon. So to answer your question no it will not be officially recorded as a WR with Guinness or the GPC.

10/3/2022 10:20:34 PM

Dan Sutherland

Walla Walla Wa.

Thankfully it doesn't change the fact that it's the biggest tomato ever grown.

10/3/2022 10:26:06 PM



Amazing!!! Congratulations Dan.

10/4/2022 2:37:37 AM


Bloomington, IN USA

Regardless, there is no doubt that it is a stupendous, fantastic fruit!!!

10/4/2022 7:23:18 AM


Pumpkin Zone

Dan, can I maybe help coordinate transportation, if you want to do a GPC entry? I know you are quite a drive from any weigh off... but lets just say where there's a will there may be a way... Elaine might be out your way, on Monday. wsu_brandon@hotmail.com

10/4/2022 1:32:54 PM


Norfolk, UK

Just wow! Congrats

10/4/2022 6:00:39 PM

Dale M

Anchorage Alaska

Dan , that is a interesting mind set , so you are saying its the journey and not the destination that matters...nice !!

10/4/2022 11:46:34 PM

Dan Sutherland

Walla Walla Wa.

A BIG THANK YOU to everyone for all the kind words and thoughts!!!! Six years ago when I started I never even thought this was possible, still can't hardly believe it!! Every time I walk by this tomato sitting on my shop bench I'm truly amazed at the size of it,it's almost unbelievable. I find that I really enjoy figuring out how to provide the environment that is conducive to exceptional growth though I can't make the tomato grow one speck,all I can do is give it the conditions that it needs,God does the rest! It's amazing what can happen if we try to mimic nature's way of doing things, get rid of the synthetics and all of the cides and let nature (what God designed) to rule!. I love the challenge ,we've been indoctrinated in our culture to think in terms of NPK and that will never produce a record fruit! I've never even taken a soil sample for my tomato growing ground. I started 23 late plants and had 20 world class blossoms on first truss and ended up losing all but seven to ber and one of the seven was in a 20 gallon grow bag which had a very poor blossom but still made it over 7 lbs, so now I have 4 left that are ripening and one is taping bigger than the 13.99 and the others I can't tape because they are buried in the middle of the plant, so they'll be a surprise.

10/5/2022 10:10:49 AM


Dodge city

Congrats Dan on the tomato you did alot of work on this one and it's amazing on what can be accomplished

10/6/2022 8:27:38 AM

wixom grower

Wixom MI.

Dan is this the first time that you tried to grow the tomato on the first truss ? I thought in the past that you always grew higher up the plant !!!

10/6/2022 10:37:36 AM

Dan Sutherland

Walla Walla Wa.

I only grow on 1st truss now,if I don't get a WR potential on first truss the plant goes to the compost bin,that way it free's up space for other vegetables.

10/6/2022 12:30:59 PM

wixom grower

Wixom MI.

I'm glad too hear that Dan, I started to think that no one was doing the first truss meathod anymore !!!

10/6/2022 3:31:31 PM


Jericho Vermont

Congrats Dan. Truly the king of giant tomatoes.

10/6/2022 6:20:08 PM



Wonderful Dan!! An elite grower for sure. Man oh Man!!

10/7/2022 11:55:54 AM


Oak Grove, Mn

Congrats Dan, can you hit 20 pounds before another grower hits 10 :) , I am curious do you stagger start your plants. Being weighed now, on a 1st truss would have to be a later start.

10/7/2022 2:59:04 PM

Dan Sutherland

Walla Walla Wa.

Bnot-I usually just do 2 start dates because it just takes too much time otherwise. And no I'm not going to hit 20 lbs before someone else hits 10! I'll probably be done growing before I hit 20 lbs!

10/7/2022 3:30:45 PM

Garden Rebel (Team Rebel Rousers)

Lebanon, Oregon

Truly an amazing accomplishment Dan. Congratulations!

10/7/2022 11:32:00 PM

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