It's exactly the kind of thing you would expect to see in a county fair contest—a giant 6-foot-long zucchini. But while some farmers spend months carefully cultivating their prize-winning fruits and vegetables, a Queens woman says fertilizer, water, and a little TLC is all it took for her to grow this giant vegetable (technically an immature fruit, in proper botanical terms) in her backyard.
At just over six feet, this zucchini is a foot taller than its owner Apollonia Castitlione, and it's just shy of the world record of a 7-foot, 10-inch zucchini grown in India three years ago, reports the New York Daily News.
Although this zucchini could be used in a lot of tasty dishes, Castitlione says it won't be on her dinner table anytime soon. She is going to save its potent seeds for next year.