All Things Maine
All Things Maine

Friday, September 23, 2005

Farmington Fair Freak Show

What do you get when you cross a cucumber and a pumpkin? Two Farmington women have dubbed their hybrid a "cukin," and are displaying it at the Farmington Fair.

Laurie Crummett Tranten and Cheryl Fisher planted their giant Atlantic pumpkins and pickling cukes too near each other, and produced one specimen of cukin weighing 317 pounds. Tranten reported that a smaller fruit tasted like "the sweetest tasting cucumber."

The Farmington Fair runs through Saturday.
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