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A watermelon weighing 23 kilograms was grown in the Lebap velayat

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A watermelon weighing 23 kilograms was grown in the Lebap velayat

Gulzada Allaberenova, a tenant of the peasant Association "Watan" of the Dane etrap of the Lebap velayat, together with her husband Halmyrat Huseyinov, grew a watermelon weighing 23 kilograms, Jeyhun News reports.

The head of the family works as a machine operator, Gulzada rents land from a peasant Association where he grows cotton and wheat. Since 2011, the couple has also been growing melons. They have repeatedly won state competitions among melons in the category of the largest melon, as evidenced by the relevant diplomas. The largest watermelon that Gulzada and Halmyrat grew, according to them, was 25 kilograms in weight.

In General, the world's largest watermelon is a fruit weighing 159 kilograms, grown in the United States and listed in the Guinness Book of records.

― Growing huge watermelons has become our hobby. To do this, we leave only one fruit in one Bush, but we do not give extra fertilizer, " Gulzada Allaberenova said.

This year, the family sowed 0.5 hectares of watermelon, the same area-different varieties of melon. This year, the family's garden has grown a paired melon. They send the fresh crop to retail outlets in Turkmenistan.

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