A community farm are in fits of giggles after growing giant summer squash – that look like penises.
Green-fingered volunteers “went a bit over the top” growing the unusually shaped vegetables for a bit of fun and were surprised when this year’s crop took on the hilarious phallic shape.
The swollen summer squash, described as something in-between a pumpkin and courgette, were harvested on Wednesday and the veg, dubbed a ‘labour of love-length’ are now being delivered throughout the local community.
Head of production on the farm Joris Gunawardna (doub corr), 32, said that while the squash looked funny, the six-foot vegetable sheaths leave a bitter taste on the tongue.
Joris said: “To be honest, I’ve definitely grown bigger. But these are still magnificent.
“We were supposed to harvest them smaller for eating but we went a bit over the top.
“Some of us are going to a festival soon so we will take them along for a talk that we are going to give while we are there.”
The squash, grown on the farm in Wallington, Surrey, are so big they almost dwarf some of the volunteers who have taken to using them as weights for exercise.
Joris said: “There isn’t much you can do with them if they grow big – they don’t taste as nice.
“On the spectrum of squashes, it’s somewhere between a pumpkin and a courgette.
“The flavour is a lot nuttier than a courgette and not so watery. It’s firmer and the flavour is much stronger.”
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