Largest organic cucumber-world record set by
the Segee family
LOS ANGELES, CA -- The Segee family in Leimert
Park (daughters Jai'Neil, Dee'Anna, Jai'Lynn,
mom Tiffany and dad Vernon) has cultivated a
28-pound cucumber-setting the world record for the Largest
Photo:The Segee family and their world
record cucumber. /Mel Melcon, Los Angeles Times
The family planted an albino cucumber
plant given to them by a neighbor in October. They gave it
no fertilizer, only water.
Then they watched the vegetable grow while it
hung from a vine on their gate. "The vines were like lily
pads," Tiffany Segee says.
This cucumber isn't even their largest. One harvested
earlier in the season weighed in at 30 pounds.
"We shared it with people," Tiffany Segee
says. "There was just too much for us to eat."
The Segees' recommendation: Enjoy it with lemon
and seasoning salt.
Mom Tiffany and dad Vernon are content
knowing that Dee'Anna, 10, and Jai'Neil and Jai'Lynn, both
5, are now interested in gardening.
Saturday, February 21, 2009
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water spinach-world record set by Li Hui
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