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Posted at: Feb 12, 2018, 1:08 AM; last updated: Feb 12, 2018, 1:08 AM (IST)

3-ft long radish surprises many in Malout village

3-ft long radish surprises many in Malout village
Farmer Angrej Sharma with the radish. A Tribune photograph

Archit Watts

Tribune News Service

Malout, February 11

Angrej Sharma, a 50-year-old farmer from Panniwala Fatta village in Malout sub-division, has cultivated an organic radish measuring around three-feet in length and weighing 10 kg.

Surprised residents of the village have been posting photos and videos of the radish on the social media.

Talking to The Tribune, Angrej said, “I prepared the seed at home and sowed it along the water channel in my fields. I uprooted the radish for milching animals and found it unique. I weighed the radish at a vegetable shop located at the village bus stop. Suddenly, a large number of people reached my house to click the pictures. Though I could not measure its length exactly, with leaves, it reached my shoulders.”

He added, “Some kids were clicking selfies with the radish and during that it fell on the floor. It split into two pieces. Still the larger piece weighs 7 kg.”

Angrej said he had used cow dung manure in his nearly 2.5 acre, where he has sown vegetables and wheat. “The seeds recommended by the Agriculture Department never yield such results. I did not even use urea or any other fertiliser available in the market,” he said.

Speaking further, he said the radish in his neighbour’s field was also special, but would not have such a length.

“I think this radish has created a record in terms of length and weight. No farmer here in the past has produced such a long radish,” claimed Angrej.

Asked what he will do of this giant radish, Angrej said, “This was meant for my milching animals and I will offer it to them.”

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