Man Grows 18 Pound Potato

9 years 4 months 3 weeks ago October 30, 2007 Oct 30, 2007 Tuesday, October 30 2007 Tuesday, October 30, 2007 7:08:31 AM CDT in News
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CAPE GIRARDEAU (AP) - A Cape Girardeau man could feed a large crew with one potato from his garden. Eighty-one-year-old Jesse Eaker recently grew an 18-pound sweet potato. Meanwhile, Nelson and Melba Huffman of McClure, Illinois, grew a 20-pound bunch of the potato. In both cases, the sweet potato variety is Beauregard, which are known for their quick maturity, usually in 90 days. Growers harvested their potatoes in October after planting them in May. Eaker says he plans to save the potatoes for a family gathering for Thanksgiving.

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