GARDEN SURPRISE: Bert Ross of Brassall with the unusual cucumber from his veggie patch.
GARDEN SURPRISE: Bert Ross of Brassall with the unusual cucumber from his veggie patch. David Nielsen

Surgical separation likey for Siamese cucumber, says farmer

HE'S seen some odd carrots in his time but retired farmer Albert Ross was left scratching his head when he came across Siamese cucumbers in his backyard veggie patch at Brassall.

"I've seen them grow a lot bigger, but I've never seen anything like this," Mr Ross said.

The 30cm cucumbers grew on the one stalk and are completely joined on one side.

Mr Ross said the prized vegetables may have to be surgically separated with a sharp kitchen knife before it was served up on the dinner table but he's not complaining.

"I used to be a farmer at Tarome and I've grown plenty of carrots and parsnips and potatoes and I've never seen anything like it," he said.

"I'd love to enter it in a competition but there are no shows on at the moment."



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