Cornerways garners Tastiest Tomato title at National Fruit Show

A cocktail tomato of the Brioso variety, grown by Cornerways Nursery growing manager Robert Farthing, has won the David Stapley Cup for the UK's overall tastiest tomato.

Robert Farthing is congratulated by Mayor of Maidstone Cllr Richard Thick - image:BTGA
Robert Farthing is congratulated by Mayor of Maidstone Cllr Richard Thick - image:BTGA

The ninth Tastiest Tomato Competition, organised by the British Tomato Growers' Association and sponsored by Marks & Spencer, was held this week at the National Fruit Show in Kent.

Second place was awarded to baby variety Sweetelle grown by Andy Roe of Flavourfresh Salads, while third went to Daniella Roe of Solfresh Nursery with the baby variety Nebula.

Other category winners were:

  • Beef: Cornerways Nursery with variety Selina
  • Classic: Cornerways Nursery with Roterno
  • Cocktail: Flavourfresh Salads with Sweet Rosso
  • Cherry/baby plum: Flavourfresh Salads with Piccolini.

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