Gardener grows two tomatoes in the shape of RUBBER DUCKS

August 27, 2014 | by | 0 Comments
George Wall, from Monkmoor, Shropshire with one of the duck shaped tomatoes

George Wall, from Monkmoor, Shropshire with one of the duck shaped tomatoes

Gardener George Wall thought he was going quackers after spotting two tomatoes growing in his greenhouse -  in the shape of RUBBER DUCKS.

The stunned 80-year-old picked the bizarrely-shaped fruit forming from a tomato plant in his back garden on Monday.

The pensioner said the deformed tomatoes have given him plenty of laughs and made him a bit of a celebrity on his street in Shrewsbury, Shrops.

Dozens of neighbours have now been round to have a look at the little red and yellow ducks – which his wife Mary, 76, kept hidden to stop George eating them.

The couple are now planning to store their prized produce in their fridge – until the tomatoes rot.

The retired lorry driver said he was amazed  to find not only one, but two duck-shaped tomatoes staring back up at him.

Grandad-of-four George, who has been gardening for 30 years, said: “We were very surprised that they looked like ducks.

The red and yellow tomatoes that grew in the shape of rubber ducks

The red and yellow tomatoes that grew in the shape of rubber ducks



“We’ve got about eight plants in the greenhouse and as my wife went down to pick them she saw the shape of them and left them to develop.

“But they were beginning to grow too big and heavy for the plant so we picked them.

“We’ve seen other people sending in their different shaped vegetables to local newspapers so we thought we would share ours.

“Mary had to keep them out of my reach while they were growing because fresh tomatoes off the plant are too tempting for me.

“It is a complete freak of nature and I don’t think it will ever happen again. To get one is are enough but to get two little ducks was incredible.”

Mary added: “I couldn’t get rid of them, they are just too cute.

“I have kept them in the fridge and they are starting to go off, but there’s no way we’d use them.

“When I first spotted them I said to my daughter I was growing a duck in the greenhouse and she didn’t believe me.

“I went and brought them to her and she was amazed.

“We’ve never grown anything like them before and doubt we will again.”

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