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Forum staff reports, Published December 01 2010

Twisted sweet potatoes tip scales at 3 pounds

Recently we asked our readers to send us photos of their large or unusual produce. The photos are still coming. This week we’re sharing some sweet potatoes with interesting shapes and impressive weights.

Maggie Schempp of Oakes, N.D., shared these images of selected sweet potatoes from their garden. And while their forms might be the most striking part for some of us, Schempp was impressed with their weight – including one sweet potato that weighed more than 3 pounds.

She wrote in a letter that while she has been planting sweet potatoes for the past three years, she’s never had them grow this large.

We’ll have more unusual or interesting produce next Wednesday in the Life section. If you have some impressive or curious produce to share with us, e-mail a photo and a little about it to Features Editor Robert Morast at rmorast@forumcomm.com.