12 gigantic gifts provided by nature
Autumn is the season for harvesting. Sometimes Nature is so generous that its gifts are really surprising in their huge sizes. See 12 giant gifts of nature
Watermelon. The boy is posing with an 84 kilogram watermelon at the watermelon festival in Beijing. (Photo: CHINA DAILY / REUTERS).
Truffle. This giant white truffle, weighing 1 kilogram 200 grams, found in Alba, Italy, was presented in comparison with a truffle of normal size (on the left side) at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Hong Kong. This terribly expensive mushroom was priced at $ 160,000. (Photo: REUTERS / Bobby Yip).
Giant pumpkin weighing almost 950 kilograms at the Half Moon Bay contest in California in 2014. (Photo: ASSOCIATED PRESS).
Sweet potatoes. Lebanese farmer Khalil Semhat harvested a giant yam, weighing 11.2 kilograms, and thus set a record in 2008. (Photo: AFP / Getty Images).
Zucchini. A huge, over 51 kilogram zucchini and Ken Dade, who planted it, were included in the Guinness World Records in 2008. (Photo: REX / EDPPICS / S Dun).
The tomato. This huge tomato won the Harrogate Autumn Flower Show in England in 2011. (Photo: NIGEL RODDIS / Reuters).
Cabbage. Derek Neumann presents his giant cabbage at the Harrogate Autumn Flower Show in 2011. (Photo: NIGEL RODDIS / Reuters).
Carrots. This monstrous carrot size, weighing 6.5 kilograms, grown by Ian Nile, which took the first place at the Harrogate Autumn Show in 2013. (Photo: NIGEL RODDIS / Reuters).
Cucumber. 83-centimeter cucumber brought victory to Joe Aterton at the Harrogate Autumn Flower Show in 2011. (Photo: NIGEL RODDIS / Reuters).
Onions. Breeder Pete Glazerbrook became the star of the Harrogate Autumn Flower Show in 2011, thanks to a giant bulb weighing 8.2 kilograms. (Photo: NIGEL RODDIS / Reuters).