B.C. growers show off their freaks of nature

Some of these oddities could place in the UK’s Naughty Vegetable Competition.
You have to LOVE Nicki McIvor’s cherry tomatoes.
Faye Davidson was surprised when she collected these eggs. She said: “Obviously my hen is an over achiever. Youch! That one HAD to hurt.”
This green pepper - which looks like it just told a lie - was captured by Karyn Lawaska Rodgers after it arrived at the pizza shop where she was working.
Michelle Freeman knew she had something special when she cut into this watermelon.
This radish, submitted by Faye Davidson, would make a lovely Christmas ornament.
This spaghetti squash, submitted by Anita Reid, appears to be trying to reproduce itself.

Nothing is perfect – and that includes what you eat.

Oddly shaped fruits and vegetables are always matters for curiosity, and have a following world wide.

Based out of Philadelphia, for example, there is a fresh food delivery box service that specializes in weird looking food.

Misfits Markets sources and sells “misfit fruits, misshapen vegetables and delicious but odd-sized produced.”

The company’s website says it charges up to 40 per cent off grocery store prices and their efforts are environmentally friendly and help to reduce food waste.

A competition in Ipswich, in the United Kingdom, annually makes awards to people who grow the most provocative produce.

UK’s Naughty Vegetable Competition, organized by a seed company, grew out of the Vulgar Veg competition held in 2016.

Related: Okanagan man grows tomato with an… unusual shape

This week Black Press in Princeton made a Facebook request for readers to submit their weird food photographs and received some very entertaining pictures.

Experts say fruits and vegetables can grow into odd shapes for many reasons. Insect feeding damage can cause deformity in developing fruits. Root vegetables such as carrots and parsnips grow oddly because of poor soil conditions.

Related: Freaky fruit Friday

To report a typo, email:
[email protected]
.



[email protected]

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Fiery collision involving truck closes Highway 1 at Three Valley Gap

Drivers should expect major delays and congestion; estimated time of re-opening is 2 p.m.

WATCH: Van, tools stolen from Penticton company facing third theft in one month

An Eckert Electric Ltd. van was stolen this morning at gas station with employees close by

Regional district gives approval for farm worker housing near Summerland

Application is for 41-bedroom facility to be constructed in Meadow Valley area

Massoudi’s memoir on the table at Brown Bag Lecture Series

Mehrnaz Massoudi will be the presenter at the Feb. 25 Penticton Museum Brown Bag Lecture Series

HIGHLIGHTS: Day one and two at the 2020 BC Winter Games

Athletes had sunny – but cold – weather to work with in Fort St. John

Governor general says multiple solutions needed for ‘complicated’ overdose issue

Julie Payette met at a fire hall with firefighters and police officers as well as politicians and health experts

Landlord ordered to pay $11K after harassing B.C. mom to move days after giving birth

Germaine Valdez was pressured to move just a few days after giving birth by C-section to her child

Heart attacks strike B.C. husband and wife just over one year apart

Courtenay couple share personal stories to bring awareness to heart month

‘Nothing surprises us anymore:’ U.S. border officials find brain in package

U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents found the brain packed in a glass mason jar in a Canada Post shipment

Prolific offenders from Alberta lead RCMP on chase from Kelowna to Abbotsford

Men first reported in Chilliwack ending with allegedly stolen vehicle in an Abbotsford pond

Adapting to love along the Columbia River

One man starts a GoFundme to help his partner with health costs caused on the trip where they met

B.C., Ottawa sign sweeping 30-year deal for northern caribou habitat

West Moberly, Saulteau co-manage new protection on two million acres

Eyes on police after Trudeau orders blockades torn down, injunctions enforced

The RCMP in B.C. have sent a letter to the traditional leaders of the Wet’suwet’en Nation

Most Read