ATWELL TOWNSHIP, NC (WBTV) - Buddy Edwards guessed his giant watermelon must have weighed about 130 pounds. But when a young man helped him place it on a scale, they found it weighed in at just a little more.
The 144 pound beast is the largest he's ever grown and he attributes the size to some good old TLC and a splash of luck.
The produce farmer sells his wares from his home in Rowan County. He most sells tomatoes, okra and corn but the watermelons are making quite a showing this year. He says the giant melon will serve as a seed melon. He'll save the seeds from it to make more giant watermelons. But not for his wife to eat.
She doesn't much care for them.