What plants do you want to see giant-ized?

mistercross(z6b Ozarks)August 8, 2004

Is there any plant, vegetable, flower, et cetera, that doesn't have a large variety, but you wish it did?

Shouldn't it be genetically possible for anything to grow as large as possible, as long as the roots and leaves can provide the nutrients? (I mean in future generations of plants, not taking any variety off-the-shelf right now.)

Is growing over-sized things an American fascination, or are others similarly obsessed?

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I want to see GIANT sized cherry tomatoes!?

    Bookmark   August 8, 2004 at 3:44AM
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I think they should 'giantize' bonsai. I'd love to have a maple bonsai, say, about 40-60 feet tall in my front yard. Root pruning could be a real B%*ch though.

In all seriousness though, I would like to grow a 1 pound blueberry. Think of the size of the muffin!

    Bookmark   August 8, 2004 at 1:39PM
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Giant grapes!

    Bookmark   September 15, 2004 at 12:23PM
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Giant cherries the size of apples

    Bookmark   November 16, 2004 at 11:34AM
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southerngurl(6 Ark)

Huge blackberries.

    Bookmark   January 17, 2005 at 10:44PM
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adrianag(AL z7)

Blueberries the size of an apple - then you could cut it in half and eat it with a spoon.

    Bookmark   February 11, 2005 at 8:19PM
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Blueberries the size of a melon or even larger! One could make a whole meal, but it would be hard to blend it in to muffin or pancake batter.

    Bookmark   February 27, 2005 at 11:03AM
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hen11(z7 Eng UK)

giant broccoli so it is like a small tree!!!!

it would be all bouncy and fun! and when you get bored of it, just bite into it, mmmmmm

    Bookmark   February 28, 2005 at 12:44PM
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Giant Brussels Sprouts the size of Cabbages....wait a minute...Scratch that...
Giant Zuccinni,...no...
aaahh...Giant...I'll go with the Grapes and Blueberries too ;O)

    Bookmark   March 4, 2005 at 7:54AM
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Hmmmm, good question, I'd like to see some giant cauliflower, or broccoli, or NO WAIT,

*jaws theme plaws*

GIANT giant pumpkins



    Bookmark   March 7, 2005 at 6:34PM
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paulns(NS zone 6a)

Bananas the size of zucchinis
(and zucchinis the size of beans)

    Bookmark   March 9, 2005 at 11:54AM
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since giants tend to be marginally edible anyway how bout a giant okra onion bean or corn. as a matter of discussion on the giants are any of you familiar with giants in anything but anuals? I know there are a few comercial examples like a bigger strawberry and apple gurneys peddles but i have never heard of cmpetitions, as to popularity i think I read a british book and it was popular there before it became a USA thing. I suspect australians and new zealanders do it too as they are adept horticulturists probably india and the orient as well anyone who grows giant goldfish and 3 inch trees no doubt dabbles in giant fruits and vegies. I would guess harvest fairs and comparisons are world wide passtimes.

    Bookmark   April 9, 2005 at 12:37AM
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brendan_of_bonsai(4b AK)

point by point from the top, the tommatoes that most of us grow today are descended from cherry tomatoes, thats why we have to tie up the stems.

Bonsai would be larger, but there so hard to work with.

Big cherries are knows as plumbs.

if you use alot of manure you can get some varieties of black berry about as big as the entire thumb of a large man.

Cabbage and brusselsprouts are the same plant, just one has been bred for axial buds and one for terminal buds, both are descendants of wild mustard greens, just like kale and broccoli and coliflower.


largest fancy goldfish ever was 14 inches or so, Koi tp out at 36 inches, mirror carp (same wild origins as koi) top out at 40 inches or so.

    Bookmark   May 31, 2005 at 12:38AM
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