Sunday, March 11, 2012

Yamato Cucumber Outline

Here is the beginning of an illustration of Yamato Cucumber:
It is hard to get across how long these guys are without anything else in the illustration to relate them to. I suppose I could have put them by a knife since they are for slicing... Anyway, these get really long, something like a couple feet.
And here are a couple of fun facts about cucumbers from the Guinness Book of World Records:

The longest cucumber measures 107 cm (42.1 in) and was grown by Ian Neale of Wales, UK. It was presented at the Bath & West Showground in Shepton Mallet, Somerset, UK, on 26 September 2011.
And Alfred J. Cobb (UK) grew a cucumber weighing 12.4 kg (27 lb 5.3 oz) and presented it at the National Amateur Gardening Show's UK National Giant Vegetables Championship at Shepton Mallet, Somerset, UK on 5 September 2003. The cucumber is a zeppelin variety. Alfie also took 2nd prize with 10.8 kg (23 lb 12.9 oz) cucumber.

No comments: