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Cassava ‘pole’

BEA DOTTIN, [email protected]

Cassava ‘pole’

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Add this Bajan cassava to the month’s list of strange-looking fruit or vegetables.
The two-foot long vegetable was grown on a cement slab by Neville Harding, a resident of Drax Hall, St George.
Harding noted that last Sunday he was doing some cleaning in his yard, and he saw “this thing” growing from the concrete.
“I thought it was a root from a tree, but on further examination I realized it was a very large cassava,” the shocked Harding told the SATURDAY SUN yesterday.
Harding said he showed the extra-large cassava to friends and neighbours. “Here I am now presenting it to the nation to show what can be grown on concrete, and not necessarily from the earth.”
“I didn’t do a measurement but it weighs 11 and three-quarter pounds.” (BA)