Register | Login


The Alaska State Fair held annually in Palmer, 42 miles northeast of Anchorage, is not your regular agricultural show. Here farmers from the Matanuska-Susitna Valley routinely display vegetables and produces of gargantuan sizes — a 138-pound cabbage, 65-pound cantaloupe and 35-pound broccoli are just a few of the monsters that have sprung forth from Alaska's soil in recent years. "Some things [are so big], you can't even recognize what they are," said the fair's crop superintendent Kathy Liska.

Why do vegetables grow so big in Alaska? Because of the sun.

alaska-giant-vegetables-3

A giant pumpkin and a cabbage at the Alaska State Fair in 2009. Photo credit

Read more »
© Amusing Planet, 2015.


Loading...

6 More Interesting Events of August
6 More Interesting Events of August
akita inu with a scarf
akita inu with a scarf
klotten in the morning, germany
klotten in the morning, germany
howling arctic wolf cub
howling arctic wolf cub
colorful garibaldi lake, british columbia
colorful garibaldi lake, british columbia
Soca River – The Emerald Beauty
Soca River – The Emerald Beauty
elephants greeting each other
elephants greeting each other
Magical Miniature Worlds by Matthew Albanese
Magical Miniature Worlds by Matthew Albanese