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They’re into Growing in a BIG Way!

  • 28 September 2018
  • Author: Frederika Bain
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They’re into Growing in a BIG Way!

East Hawai‘i 4-H had a record year at their recent Hawai‘i County Giant Fruit & Vegetable Contest, adding six new contest records. This year’s contest brought in 27 entries, including a 2.37-pound giant tomato, a 16.74-pound coconut, a 2.02-pound lemon, a giant 7.47-pound sweet potato, a 14.5-inch sunflower head, and, astonishingly, an 84.5-inch-long gourd! How many vegetables are taller than a basketball player? This contest was held in Hilo during the Jaycees’ 68th annual Hawai‘i County Fair. More photos from the contest can be found on the East Hawai‘i 4-H & Hawaii County 4-H Livestock Facebook page.

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