It’s a Monster. A Monster!


The result of some interesting cross-pollination found at one of the farm stands at the Farmers Market this afternoon. I’ve seen some strange mixes in the past but let’s just say I don’t see anyone using this miracle of nature as the basis for a new-fangled variety.

I can just see the catalogue description now: “Long, striped green fruit with golden, disease-like pustules splashed across the surface.”

It’s actually kind of disturbing. In a fascinating way.

Gayla Trail
Gayla is a writer, photographer, and former graphic designer with a background in the Fine Arts, cultural criticism, and ecology. She is the author, photographer, and designer of best-selling books on gardening, cooking, and preserving.

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3 thoughts on “It’s a Monster. A Monster!

  1. Could be. I did not see the plant so I have no way to know one way or the other. I had a brief exchange with one of the growers but I can’t remember if I brought up cross-pollination or if they did.

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