Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Photo by Christopher Tomlinson
New York City is known as "The Big Apple". Maybe Grand Junction should
now be known as "The Big Peach". Grower Robert Helmer is holding a peach
that was recently harvested in the Grand Valley that weighs a whopping
1.5 pounds! The size of a softball, he can barely hold it in his hands.
The average peach bought in grocery stores weighs just .5 pounds so, this
is a pretty big one! However, it fell just short of the record, as a peach once
harvested in Michigan grew to 1.6 pounds. Maybe next year...