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Long Hot Summer Of 2003 Brings Tomatoes To Thurso Beach
Council gardeners recently got a shock to discover around one hundred tomato plants growing in the sands of Thurso beach. How they got there is unknown, but they are bearing fruit.   Head gardener, John Ross said "I've never seen anything like this before.   How they have survived in these conditions is unheard of."  He went on to say "The good weather this past year would have played a major factor in their progress, but I would think the salt water wouldn't of helped much."    Have you any unusual plants growing in Caithness this year due to the unusually high temperatures the year "Costa Caithness" came true?
See Also Wick River Tomatoes

Picture - Alan Mcivor

Thurso Beach  - Tomato Plants At the bottom of the picture

Picture - Bill Fernie  - 31 August 2003