Monday, July 10, 2006

Rise of the 'cuculoupes'

A Louisiana couple's garden produced a genetic wonder they're calling a "cuculoupe," a yard-long hybrid fruit (or is it a vegetable?) with "hard, waxy, yellow skin with thick ridges running lengthwise from its pointed ends past a thickened middle," according to a report in the The Courier.

Tim Dusenbery made the discovery after a trip to the garden. "I told Karen, 'We got something strange going on in there,'" he said. "We thought they sold us the wrong seeds."

You'll have to register with the Houma, La., paper's website to get the full story and a picture of the monster produce. Or you can read the Associated Press version on Yahoo.

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