Sweet dis­cov­ery

TWO HANDS TO HAN­DLE GIANT

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AN avid 97-year-old Balcatta gar­dener has reaped his big­gest har­vest yet.

Luigi Ialacci grows a va­ri­ety of fruits and veg­eta­bles in his back­yard but was sur­prised when he dis­cov­ered a huge sweet potato last week.

His daugh­ter Anna Fego said the 3kg veg­etable was shaped sim­i­lar to bull horns and her fa­ther found it among the ar­ti­chokes.

He had har­vested large pumpkins be­fore but noth­ing of this size.

“He was shocked; I think he sur­prised him­self,” she said.

“He was very happy.” Mr Ialacci has been in­volved in grow­ing fresh pro­duce since he was young.

His 150sq m back­yard plot com­prises fig and avo­cado trees, toma­toes, egg­plants, beans, let­tuce, broc­coli, zuc­chini and ar­ti­chokes.

“He loves it, he ab­so­lutely loves it,” Mrs Fego said.

“He reck­ons it’s his par­adise.”

Luigi Ialacci’s fam­ily will reap the benefits of this giant sweet potato, with ev­ery­one getting a taste.

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