Award winning seed breeders Burpee Europe and Pennard Plants collaborated once again at Chelsea this year, to display the the ultimate in vegetable, flower and fruit varieties. And this year there was a special emphasis on tomatoes.
The inspiration for the tomato theme came from William Alexander's forthcoming book, 'Ten Tomatoes That Changed the World'
From varieties which spawned everyones favourite chip dipping sauce, to the tomatoes which fell in love with spaghetti the team's Chelsea display showed why the the 'Love Apple' has such a special place in every heart, in every culture, all over the world.
With all ten featured variety on display Burpee and Pennard's display also included types of melons, cucumbers, peppers and even a white okra which had never been displayed before.
And – great news – such was the interest and skill shown in their display that it even earned them a fabulous Gold Medal Award for 2021.
Congratulations to the Burpee and Pennard teams from Gardens Illustrated!
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