W.Va. produce records set in 2011

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Three new records for unusually large fruits, vegetables and other plants were set in 2011, according to Agriculture Commissioner Gus R. Douglass.

Records

Glen Knox, of Wheeling, set two records: a 27.45-pound cantaloupe and a 3.9-pound tomato. Stephanie Joy Jack, of Buckhannon, went into the record book with a sunflower that grew 13 feet, 9 and three-quarter inches tall.

WVDA has kept records of the largest fruits, vegetables and other plants since 1996.

Entries for next year are open for any fruit or vegetable grown in West Virginia during 2012.

Entering

Entrants should send photos of their prize fruits, vegetables or other plants and documentation to verify their sizes and/or weights to WVDA Marketing and Development Division, 1900 Kanawha Blvd. East, Charleston, WV 25305, or email them to ctolley@ag.state.wv.us.

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