Some 110 readers attended the 2013 Great Long Island Tomato Challenge at Newsday Headquarters in Melville. (Aug. 23, 2013)

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Entrants arrive for the Great Long Island Tomato Challenge at Newsday Headquarters in Melville. (Aug. 23, 2013).

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Garden Detective Jessica Damiano welcomes contestants to the 2013 Great Long Island Tomato Challenge in Melville. (Aug. 23, 2013)

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Readers attend the 2013 Great Long Island Tomato Challenge in Melville. (Aug. 23, 2013)

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Readers arrive for the 2013 Great Long Island Tomato Challenge in Melville. (Aug. 23, 2013)

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Garden Detective Jessica Damiano welcomes entrants to the Great Long Island Tomato Challenge in Melville. (Aug. 23, 2013)

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Attendees watch a Powerpoint demonstration during the 2013 Great Long Island Tomato Challenge. (Aug. 23, 2013)

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A contestant fills out an entry form at the 2013 Great Long Island Tomato Challenge. (Aug. 23, 2013)

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A tomato is weighed at the 2013 Great Long Island Tomato Challenge. (Aug. 23, 2013).

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The winning tomato, a Belgian Giant grown by William Bouziotis of Northport, weighs in at 3 lb. 5 oz. at the Great Long Island Tomato Challenge at Newsday headquarters in Melville. (Aug. 23, 2013)

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Garden Detective Jessica Damiano names William Bouziotis the 2013 Tomato King at the Great Long Island Tomato Challenge at Newsday headquarters in Melville. (Aug. 23, 2013).

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William Bouziotis holds up his 3 lb., 5 oz. first-place tomato at the Great Long Island Tomato Challenge in Melville. (Aug. 23, 2013)

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Gary Schaffer, the defending champion. shows off his 2nd place tomato at the Great Long Island Tomato Challenge in Melville. (Aug. 23, 2013)

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Gary Schaffer, the defending champion shows off his 2nd place tomato at the Great Long Island Tomato Challenge in Melville. (Aug. 23, 2013)

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Nellie Nicolova of Hampton Bays weighs her 2 lb., 1.5 oz tomato, which won first place in the Children Ages 7-12 category at Newsday's Great Long Island Tomato Challenge in Melville. (Aug. 23, 2013).

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Nellie Nicolova weighs her tomato, which won first place in the Children Ages 7-12 category at Newsday's Great Long Island Tomato Challenge in Melville. (Aug. 23, 2013).

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Nellie Nicolova shows off her prized tomato at the 2013 Great Long Island Tomato Challenge. (Aug. 23, 2013)

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Rachel Haimowitz, with her father, Steve, shows off her tomato. The fruit, which bears a striking resemblance to the cartoon character Squidward from the "Spongebob Squarepants" TV show, won in the Ugliest category at the 2013 Great Long Island Tomato Challenge. (Aug. 23, 2013)

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Corinn Kraemer shows off her tiny tomato, which won in the Smallest category at the 2013 Great Long Island Tomato Challenge in Melville. (Aug. 23, 2013)

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Garden Detective Jessica Damiano congratulates Corinn Kraemer for winning the Smallest Tomato prize at the 2013 Great Long Island Tomato Challenge in Melville. (Aug. 23, 2013)

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Contenders at the 2013 Great Long Island Tomato Challenge. (Aug. 23, 2013)