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Shepparton school's strange pumpkins

Wilmot Rd Primary School's garden has produced some interesting produce lately.

JENNA BISHOP May 13, 2014 4:45am

Quite a vegetable: Wilmot Rd Primary School student Fatma Al Hamzah with one of the school's unusual pumpkins.


Most people would be familiar with curly fries, but a giant curly pumpkin is likely to turn a few heads.

The 1m monster was grown in Shepparton’s Wilmot Rd Primary School’s kitchen garden and weighs about 8kg to 10kg.

Teacher Paul Greenwood said students were surprised to find two of the intriguing vegetables when they harvested their summer crops.

One is shaped like a horseshoe and the other, which is also about 1m long and greener in colour, was arch-shaped.

‘‘They couldn’t believe they’d grown something as large as that, particularly when you look at the other varieties which are a lot smaller,’’ he said.

Mr Greenwood said students would be turning the pumpkin into a savoury tart to give to another teacher during one of their cooking classes.

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