Chesterfield gardener grows a tomato with a nose

Derbyshire Times reader Barry Mellor brought a bit of comic relief to the Derbyshire Times Office -  a tomato with its very own red nose!

Friday, 23rd August 2019, 3:19 pm
Barry Mellor and his tomato with a nose.

Barry 77, of Newbold said: "My wife found this in a bowl of tomatoes straight from our greenhouse. It looks just like it's got a nose.

"I have been growing tomatoes for 40 years but I've never had one like this before - I doubt if I'll have one again."

He'll be keeping his eyes peeled to sauce another one.

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Barry Mellor and his tomato with a nose.

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Barry Mellor and his tomato with a nose