After years of, ahem, fruitless effort, 71-year-old Tetsuo Watanabe has finally achieved his ambition of growing an apple over a thousand grammes in weight. The happy horticulturist boasting, â€œI have finally achieved my goal.â€
Watanabe-san’s Stark Jumbo apple — a variety unsurprisingly known for its size — measures a whopping 15 centimetres in diameter; weighing an equally impressive 1,030 grammes. Yet despite his understandable glee, the large fruit specialist may well have achieved his aim last year, had a similarly large apple he’d nurtured not been stolen.
However after finally tasting success, Mr. Watanbe appeared relaxed about the theft, even joking, â€œNext year, I want to grow an apple too big to stealâ€. The old man’s sense of humour equally apparent in this decidedly freaky looking photo.
any extra large melons?
Unfortunately not. Although rumour has it that Mr Watanabe has a pair of large plums.
I wonder how it tastes. Sometimes the bigger fruit isn’t as sweet.
I don’t think it’s ever meant to be eaten, just to be displayed, admired, photographed.
This reminds me of that Wallace and Grommit movie I just saw, with the townsfolk growing super large vegetables.
that looks like it has elephantitis. not really “appetizing” looking. to me.
Silent Scream says
A handful is enough. Any more is a waste! … ahem.
I’m going to share it with my family members. I wonder how much it is! I’m longing for some more EXTRA LATRGE size cherries, strawberries or tomatoes some days later.
How ’bout THEM apples.
look, sorry, had to