- Author: Mark Bolda
Ok. So I've been getting a good number of texts these past two days of people showing off and holding up pretty good sized fruit. San Andreas and Sweet Ann are clear leaders in this category, but none is going to be as large as the 197 g (very nearly half a pound!) beast picked out of the CBC breeding program last year and the photo of which was contributed by manager Kyle.
Some discussion of the origin of this 197 g fruit. Some would say that this is a "fused fruit" meaning it is derived from two flowers and thus not truly a single berry, but there are some fruit of this size and shape which come from a single flower. It's hard to tell which is it from the photo, but at any rate growers will find these from time to time, more often than not in the early part of the season.
I think this enormous fruit should settle all arguments about who has the biggest fruit around. At any rate, if you think you've found a bigger one, try me and I'll post it.