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Another Prize melon in South Georgia

By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Another prize watermelon in South Georgia. 85-year old Grover Lashley grew a watermelon so large, he needed help to pick it up. On the scales, it comes in at just over 100 pounds.

Lashley said he planted five seeds and one of the plants produced this whopper. The seeds for this variety, the North Carolina Cross, go for about $4.00 for just 10 seeds, since they grow so big.

He said, "It said they would go from a hundred to 200 pounds, so I wanted to see. Yeah, they'll be plenty there to eat, you'll have to have a crowd there to eat that."

Lashley says next year, he hopes to produce an even bigger melon.

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