Prize-Winning Watermelon Weighs 252 Pounds
RENEE MONTAGNE, host:
Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne.
The winner in this year's Louisiana watermelon growing contest weighted in at 252 pounds. A father and son team, Donnie and Rusty Strunk, broke the state record by more than 50 pounds. The Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry measured the winner at 3-feet long and 5-feet around. The secret: one melon per vine, and rotate daily. As Mr. Strunk put it, we babied this thing for 147 days. It's MORNING EDITION.
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