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Glory for 90kg watermelon!

TOKYO, Aug 26 (News On Japan) –
Watermelons are pitted towards one another by weight within the “Jumbo Watermelon Contest” held yearly in Yokote City, which boasts the best watermelon manufacturing in Akita Prefecture.

This yr’s heaviest watermelon did not fairly attain earlier highs of over 100 kilograms, however did are available at a formidable 90.6 kilograms.

The victorious watermelon belongs to Mr. Tadamitsu Saito, who did not assume he might win. “What a surprise! I struggled a lot with watering in August. I was aiming for 100 kilograms, but I’m just happy it grew this big.”

Despite its huge measurement, the watermelon exhibited within the contest belongs to the “Carolina Cross” selection, which is used for fertilizer and decorative functions and grows a lot bigger than edible watermelons.

As for its contents, it has reddish-colored flesh with an area within the center. Regarding its style, in keeping with JA Akita Furusato, “It’s edible, but not very sweet.” The sweetness is significantly decrease in comparison with edible watermelons.

The large watermelons might be displayed in native aquariums and also will be given as meals to the polar bears, Gota and Yuki, as a part of their weight loss plan.

Aug 26 (ANNnewsCH) – 秋田県内一のスイカ生産量を誇る横手市で毎年開かれている「ジャンボスイカコンクール」。その重さを競います。  …proceed studying

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