Slocomb and Tomatoes

The Wiregrass has long been known for its peanuts, but southeast Alabama is quickly becoming famous for a different kind of food.

Growers and agriculture agents are seeing a bumper crop of tomatoes in Geneva County this year. For this season, insect control and afternoon rains have resulted in a good yield.

Slocomb tomatoes have become synonymous with quality and the Aplin family has been growing them for nearly 50 years. The Aplins said many people come from as far away as Montgomery and Atlanta to buy Slocomb tomatoes.

The 14th Annual Slocomb Tomato Festival gets underway this weekend.