Left to their own devices, zucchinis tend to grow and grow and grow ... Sometimes, even veteran gardeners like Apollonia Castitlione of Queens, New York, get shocked at how big they can grow:
Castitlione, 48, said she noticed the giant fruit was growing longer than usual last month when it suddenly shot up a couple of inches in as many days.
She then went on vacation to Boston for the weekend and returned to find it had shot up another 1.5 inches.
At last count, the zucchini was just over 6 feet - nearly 2 feet shy of the world-record 7-foot, 10-inch zucchini grown in India three years ago.
Link - Thanks Ros!