Sign Up For The Great Tomato Race

Need to know details:

The biggest tomato wins! TERRA welcomes gardeners of all skill levels to grow their biggest tomato and enter it into The Great Tomato Race (GTR) to win incredible prizes, the grand prize being a $5,000 TERRA gift card! TERRA will be releasing their (GTR) recommended tomato ‘The Mortgage Lifter’ which can grow up to a hefty four pounds but any tomato can enter!

The Mortgage Lifter tomato will be available all season long while quantities last, other tomato varieties are welcome to enter the contest.

Contestants can sign up online or in store.


  • One Grand Prize of a $5,000 TERRA Gift Card – heaviest over all tomato
  • One 2nd place prize of a 4 Piece Conversation Patio Set ($2,499.99 Value) – 2nd heaviest over all tomato
  • Five third place prizes of a 13’ Octagon Cantilever umbrella with base ($1,599.99 value). One winner per store – heaviest over all tomato from each store, after the first two winners.

Important Dates:

Sign up deadline: 
August 30th.

Contest Sign Up Duration:
May 4th  – August 30th

Weigh in Dates:
August 1st  – August 30th at your chosen TERRA weigh in Store Location.

Winner Announced:
September 7th

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The Mortgage Lifter

TERRA anticipates this variety of tomato will give contestants the best chance to grow large tomatoes but other varieties of tomatoes are welcome to be entered.

Mortgage lifter information:

The Mortgage Lifter Tomato was developed in the 1930s by a gardener who planted the four biggest varieties he knew and crossed one with pollen from the other three. He did this for six seasons and created a variety that produced immense, tasty fruit. He sold the plants for $1 a piece and paid off his $6000 mortgage in 6 years.

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