2011 Winners

2011 Greenhouse Competition Winners

On June 17-19, 2011 at the Leamington Fair, R.E.A.CH. International hosted its 5th annual Greenhouse Competitions. The biggest Greenhouse Industry growers, marketers and suppliers participated in the annual “Who’s the Hottest Tomato”, “The Perfect Pepper” and “The Coolest Cucumber” competitions with a record number of entries for 2011.

Perfect Pepper Competition:
Best Overall Pepper: #13 Pure Flavor Exclusive Sweet Long Red Peppers - Pure Hothouse Foods
People’s Choice: #59 Ancient Sweet Pepper - Mastronardi Produce /SUNSET®
Best Green Bell Pepper: #99 Pure Flavor Green Pepper - Pure Hothouse Foods
Best Red Bell Pepper: #41 Sunset Red Bell Pepper - Mastronardi Produce /SUNSET®
Best Yellow Bell Pepper: #91 Crosby Yellow Pepper - Howard Huy Farms
Best Orange Bell Pepper: #33 Pure Flavor Orange Pepper - Pure Hothouse Foods
Best Specialty Sweet Pepper: #13 Pure Flavor Exclusive Sweet Long Red Peppers - Pure Hothouse Foods
Best Specialty Hot Pepper: #102 Ancient Hot Pepper - Mastronardi Produce /SUNSET®

Coolest Cucumber Competition:
Best Overall Cucumber: #70 Cool Cukes - Erie James Ltd.
People’s Choice: #9 English Seedless Cucumber - Clifford Produce Sales Ltd.
Best English Seedless Cucumber: #97 Sunsation - Erie James Ltd.
Best Mini Seedless Cucumber: #70 “Cool Cukes” - Erie James Ltd.

Hottest Tomato Competition:
Best Overall Tomato: #73 Zima Bite-Size Tomato - Mastronardi Produce /SUNSET®
People’s Choice: #73 “Zima” Bite-Size Tomato - Mastronardi Produce /SUNSET®
Best Beefsteak Tomato: Fisherville Greehouses
Best Roma Tomato: #72 Mucci Roma - Mucci International
Best Cluster / T.O.V. Tomato: #65 “Delano” Cluster Tomato - Mastronardi Produce /SUNSET®
Best Cocktail Tomato: “Champagne” Cocktail Tomato - Mastronardi Produce /SUNSET®
Best Bite-Size Tomato: #73 “Zima” Bite-Size Tomato - Mastronardi Produce /SUNSET®
Best Specialty Tomato: #23 Orange Kiss - Nature Fresh Farms

REACH International

All funds raised from the Greenhouse Competitions go to R.E.A.CH. International.  This local charity has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars to build schools & clinics, drill water wells, and sponsor and care for impoverished children in Uganda, Africa.

Their unique program guarantees that 100% of child-sponsorship dollars goes to help the children. Fundraisers, such as this one raise money for operating expenses and since we’re all volunteers, our expenses are very low. Whatever we raise beyond those expenses also goes to our projects.