Giant vegetables of Alaska

At the annual National American Agricultural Fair in Palmer, Alaska, some exhibits look more like aliens from another planet than the usual vegetables we're used to seeing on store shelves.

Alaska Giant Vegetables

Giant vegetables of Alaska

Ordinary cabbage can weigh about 70 kilograms, melon – 40, and broccoli reaches 17 kilograms. What is the secret you ask? It's all about the unusual climate of Alaska and abundant sunshine.

Alaska Giant Vegetables

Gigant Vegetables

By compared to other countries, Alaska has a rather short, short growing season – only 105 days a year.

Giant Alaska Vegetables

Giant Cabbage

The secret is that the night is less than 5 hours long, which ensures that gardens and orchards are illuminated by abundant sun, and vegetables do not go into a long dormant period at night.

Alaska Giant Vegetables

Alaska Giant Vegetables Are Weighed

Alaska giant vegetables

Alaska giant vegetables. Photo 1

Alaska giant vegetables

Alaska giant vegetables. Photo 2

Gigant Alaskan vegetables

Gigant Alaska vegetables. Photo 3

Gigant Alaskan vegetables

Gigant Alaska vegetables. Photo 4

Alaska giant vegetables

Alaska giant vegetables. Photo 5

Due to the climate of Alaska, with proper care, many vegetables can grow to truly gigantic sizes.

Giant vegetables of Alaska

Giant zucchini

Alaska Giant Vegetables

Alaska Giant Vegetables

Most giant vegetables are grown in the Matanuša-Susitna Valley, where experimental gardening was organized in the 1930s.

Giant Alaskan vegetables

Giant vegetables in Alaska, USA

Apart from anything else, these giant vegetables are much sweeter. For example, a typical Alaskan carrot is ¾   sugar and only a quarter fiber and starch.

Giant vegetables of Alaska

Gigantic cabbage garden

Alaska's Giant Vegetables

Alaska's Giant Vegetables Show

Show record-breaking horticulture at the annual Palmer National Agricultural Fair today.

You may also like...

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.