CONWAY, S.C. — The 4-H Green Tomato Project is now open for registration. Youth will learn the basics of gardening and gain an understanding of the task involved in food production, as well as an understanding of the concept of planting date and fruit maturity.
This project is open to current 4-H members from the Pee Dee Region ONLY! (Chesterfield, Clarendon, Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Georgetown, Horry, Lee, Marion, Marlboro, Sumter and Williamsburg Counties.) To sign up for 4-H, please contact your county extension office.
Only one entry per class (combination of age division and tomato category). Four-H contestants must enter in the correct age division for this contest:
Cloverbuds must be age 5 and must not be 9 years old on January 1st of the current year. Juniors must be age 9 and must not be 14 years old on January 1st of the current year. Seniors must be age 14 and must not be 19 years old on January 1st of the current year.
Only mature, green tomatoes grown by the 4-H member will be accepted in this contest. There will be four categories of tomatoes accepted in this contest. The categories will be: the biggest, the ugliest, the prettiest, and the best plate of 3. The biggest tomato will be determined based on the maximum circumference of the tomato. The weight of the tomatoes will be used to determine the biggest tomato in case of a tie.
Contest Entries will be displayed at the Eastern Carolina Agricultural Fair in Florence, SC on October 12-16, 2021. Registrations are due by July 8 for youth who wish to receive 2 free tomato plants. Plants will be ready the week of July 15 and must be planted by July 20 in order to produce tomatoes in time for the ECA Fair. Tomatoes should be returned to the ECA Fair by 9:00 AM on October 11 in order to be eligible for prizes.
Hurry! The deadline to register is July 8, 2021.
Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service offers its programs to people of all ages, regardless of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital or family status and is an equal opportunity employer.
Contact your local Clemson Extension County office for more information. Online registration can be found here: https://2021greentomatoproject.eventbrite.com