Around the country and the world, in backyard gardens and large farms, amateurs and professionals set out to grow the biggest and best produce to show at state fairs and contests far and wide or just to impress their neighbors. Now, in a one-of-a-kind volume comes a compendium of the most amazing produce grown in America.The size and majesty of these special specimens are as amazing as their variety: astounding watermelons, gigantic carrots, cabbage as big as a person, humongous onions, pillow-sized potatoes, and much more. Every award-winning and astonishing fruit and vegetable here has been sent in by a reader of USA WEEKEND. Each fruit and vegetable comes with growing tips that can help anyone grow healthier, better, and bigger produce. Who knows? With this book you might even grow a specimen ex-traordinary enough to win a prize or be included in a book!Yes, this is a gardening book, but it is much more. It s a book of outlandish and amazing photographs that seem to come out of a science fiction movie or Ripley s Believe It or Not! Museum. Amazing!