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Billy King of Mastic Beach shows off "The (Credit: Danielle Finkelstein)

Billy King of Mastic Beach shows off "The Dom," his winning 2 pound, 9 ounce. (Aug. 27, 2010)

The 2010 Great Long Island Tomato Challenge

More than 150 readers gathered at Newsday headquarters in Melville for the 4th annual Great Long Island Tomato Challenge.

Linda Levy of Levittown holds her 1 pound,
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Linda Levy of Levittown holds her 1 pound, 9.5 ounce Giant Delicious tomato, winner of the "Ugliest tomato" distinction, at Newsday in Melville during the Great Long Island Tomato Challenge. (Aug. 27, 2010)

Ed Mitchell Sr. of West Hempstead, left, and
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Ed Mitchell Sr. of West Hempstead, left, and son Ed Mitchell, Jr. of Ronkonkoma, worked together to grow their tomatoes. They weigh them during the Great Long Island Tomato Challenge. (Aug. 27, 2010)

Aleigha Juliano, 2 1/2 years old, from West
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Aleigha Juliano, 2 1/2 years old, from West Hempstead, weighs the tomato she grew herself. It weighed in at 15.902 ounces. (Aug. 27, 2010)

Newsday garden columnist Jessica Damiano looks on as
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Newsday garden columnist Jessica Damiano looks on as Diego Rio, of Lake Ronkonkoma, weighs his 1 pound, 14 ounce Beefsteak tomato. (Aug. 27, 2010)

Cosimo Commisso, 93, of Bethpage, weighs his entry
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Cosimo Commisso, 93, of Bethpage, weighs his entry to the Great Long Island Tomato Challenge. (Aug. 27, 2010)

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Readers gather at Newsday in Melville for the
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Readers gather at Newsday in Melville for the Great Long Island Tomato Challenge, hosted by garden columnist Jessica Damiano. (Aug. 27, 2010)

Chris Kalinowski of Bay Shore participates in the
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Chris Kalinowski of Bay Shore participates in the Great Long Island Tomato Challenge. (Aug. 27, 2010)

Robert Waldbusser of Commack, brings his tomato to
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Robert Waldbusser of Commack, brings his tomato to scale . (Aug. 27, 2010)

Rachel Haimowitz, 9, from East Meadow, has one
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Rachel Haimowitz, 9, from East Meadow, has one of the smallest tomatoes - weighing zero ounces - at the Great Long Island Tomato Challenge. (Aug. 27, 2010)

Billy King keeps his prize-winning tomatoes in a
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Billy King keeps his prize-winning tomatoes in a box. The winning entry came weighing in at 2 pounds, 9 ounces. (Aug. 27, 2010)

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Billy King Jr., 4, of Mastic Beach, grabs
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Billy King Jr., 4, of Mastic Beach, grabs onto his dad's winning tomatoes. (Aug. 27, 2010)

Newsday garden columnist Jessica Damiano presents a medal
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Newsday garden columnist Jessica Damiano presents a medal to Billy King, of Mastic Beach, naming him the 2010 Tomato King. His entry weighed in at 2 pounds, 9 ounces. (Aug. 27, 2010)

Billy King of Mastic Beach shows off "The
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Billy King of Mastic Beach shows off "The Dom," his winning 2 pound, 9 ounce. (Aug. 27, 2010)