Lake Charles Garden Produces 14 Pound Cucumber!
Growing up, my grandmother and great-uncle always tried to outgrow each other in their gardens. It was a delicious sibling rivalry, and I enjoyed the benefits of being the nephew and grandchild of both. The payoff was fresh veggies and food! My grandmother once took the lead in their little competition with a huge 9-pound head of cauliflower. We even made it into the Lake Charles American Press with it! They both grew tomatoes, okra, eggplant, and cucumbers to name just a few.
My grandmother grew burpee cucumbers, she liked them the best. My uncle grew burpees and a weird hybrid of a Chinese and burpee combo. He was a mad scientist when it came to his plants and such. They both made some giant and amazing fruits and vegetables out of their gardens for sure. I never came across anything of this size!
This 14-pound cucumber was just chilling in someone's garden in Lake Charles. Before you ask, no It is not a record breaker. The current world record for the biggest cucumber is over 28 pounds! This honestly looks like a melon, but I remembered that my grandmother tried growing a round of these in her garden and they looked similar to this when we cut into them. She didn't like them, so we didn't get to keep them around for another season to really enjoy them. From what is left of my memory, I believe this is a Langeland Giant. I could be totally wrong. The seed pattern inside is more so of cucumber than a melon. I am sure an expert will make their way into the comments to help me out. Either way, it's crazy that it was just randomly growing away in a garden in Lake Charles!
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