Surprise: Jumbo butternuts

2013-01-30 00:00

GLADYS Ngcobo had a big surprise when she went to pick butternuts from her vegetable garden on Saturday.

She found she had cultivated two massive specimens.

One is 52 cm long and weighs 11,6 kg. The other one is 50 cm long and weighs 11,2 kg. A normal butternut weighs about one kilogram.

Ngcobo, who lives on a farm in Bishop­stowe, told The Witness that in her 15 years of planting vegetables, she had never seen such big butternuts before.

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