Farmer unearths giant sweet potatoLUTHER ALLEYNE weighing the more than 10-pound sweet potato he dug up from his yard on Saturday. (Picture by Nigel Browne.)
Tue, August 28, 2012 - 12:05 AM
FOR MORE THAN 60 years, Luther Alleyne has been working the land but nothing prepared him for what he dug up Saturday evening.
“I have been growing vegetables from a boy but this is the first time I’ve ever dug up something so big,” he said.
The “something” is an 11-and-a-half-pound sweet potato, which gave him a fight to get out.
“I couldn’t get it out at first, I really had to go deep,” the 72-year-old Goodland Gardens, Christ Church resident told the DAILY NATION.
Alleyne also grows bananas, okras, pumpkins, limes, mangoes, lemongrass and more, as well as raising sheep,
but the huge spud has him at a loss.
“I don’t know what to think; I just planted it and reaped it and it got that big. Maybe it’s the sheep manure,” he said. (CA)
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