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Five-year-old vies for tomato crown

Emma Pnini, 5, of Roslyn, planted her own

Emma Pnini, 5, of Roslyn, planted her own tomatoes. Credit: Handout/

Five-year-old Emma Pnini of Roslyn planted heirloom and cherry tomato seeds in egg cartons with her grandma Sandy and grandpa Bert a few months ago. “She nurtured them every day, and they now stand proud at 3 feet tall on our deck,” her mom, Alison, writes. We hope to see them both at this year’s Great Long Island Tomato Challenge.

Good work, Emma! 

Are you in? This year’s Great Long Island Tomato Challenge will take place 7 p.m. Aug. 26, a Friday, at Newsday headquarters (235 Pinelawn Rd., Melville). Just bring your largest tomato and you might be crowned tomato king or queen!

Send a photo and details about your tomatoes to jessica.damiano@newsday.com, and you might be featured next.
 

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