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Giant Food: Other Fruit & Vegetables (page 1)

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Giant Mango
Bowen, Queensland;
Australia
Pineapple
Water Tower [gone]
Honolulu, HI
Giant Pineapple
Lake Placid, FL
Giant Pineapple
Baltimore, MD
Giant Pineapple
Los Angeles, CA

The Giant Mango was built in 2002 and is located at the Bowen Visitor Information Centre. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [photo thanks Martin Zentner]

The Dole Water Tower held 100,000 gallons and was made of tin. It was built in 1928 as a fire control system at the head offices of the Dole Pineapple Corporation in Honolulu. Unfortunately, it had severe rust problems and was disassembled in 1993. It was 195 feet tall and 25 feet wide and was one of the best-known landmarks in downtown Honolulu. A simulated shadow was painted onto the adjacent building as a reminder of the tower. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2.

The Lake Placid Pineapple is installed on top of a former produce stand sign. The business below it now is Shonda's Souvenirs which appeared closed in 2009.

The Baltimore Pineapple is located on the roof of Victor Graphics. This printing company was founded in 1983. They were looking for a logo and chose the pineapple for its association with welcoming and hospitality. This 14 foot tall pineapple was built by FAST and installed in 1998.

The Los Angeles Pineapple partially conceals a cell phone tower.

More Giant Pineapples:
Queensland, Australia
various cities

Giant Lemon
Lemon Grove, CA
Giant Lemon
Lake Ozark, MO

This Lemon in Lemon Grove is about 10 feet long. The city built a giant lemon in 1928 as a parade float. In 1930, it was covered with plaster and installed downtown near the location where it stands today. For more, see this website.

The Lemon in Lake Ozark functions as a lemonade concession stand.

Giant Lemon
Elysburg, PA
Giant Lemon
Carlsbad, CA

The Lemon in Elysburg functions as a lemonade stand at Knoebels Amusement Park.

The Lemon in Carlsbad is identical to the one in Elysburg. It is used as a lemonade stand at the Flower Fields.

More Giant Lemons:
Petaluma, CA

Watermelon Slice
Fruitland, IA
Watermelon Slice
Chico, TX
Big Slice
Green River, UT

The Fruitland Watermelon Slice is installed in front of Mairet's Garden Center which opened in 2009. The Slice was originally placed here by Hoopes Melon Shed.

The Chico Watermelon Slice in installed on a trailer in front of a defunct farmers' market.

The Green River Big Slice is 25 feet long. It was created in the 1950s for the town's annual Watermelon Days festival. This watermelon is now towed around on a trailer but it used to be motorized. It is stored next to the John Wesley Powell River History Museum.

Watermelon
Vining, MN
Watermelon
Cordele, GA
Watermelon Bus Stop
Ishaya City, Japan
Watermelon Water Tower
Luling, TX

The Watermelon in Vining was created from scrap metal by Ken Nyberg. Vining celebrates Watermelon Day every August. This sculpture is one of several pieces installed in Nyberg Park. For more, see this website.

The Watermelon in Cordele is displayed on the main road through town. Cordele claims to be the Watermelon Capital of the World and hosts an annual Watermelon Days Festival.

This Watermelon Bus Stop is one of several fruit bus stops in town. [photo thanks Dan Bloom]

The Watermelon Water Tower is 154 feet tall. Luling calls itself the Watermelon Capital of America and holds an annual Watermelon Thump Festival. For more, see this website.

Watermelon [gone?]
Bald Knob, AR
Watermelon
Wilton, IA

The Watermelon in Bald Knob was located in front of Ronnie's Produce Market. It was 25 feet long and made of lacquered cloth over steel. It was originally created for a float used in the town's annual parade. I'm told that this watermelon is gone now.

The Watermelon in Wilton appears to be painted propane tank. It's installed behind a building with no identified business name.

More Giant Watermelons:
Atkins, IA
Lincoln, IL
Rush Springs: 1, 2

Peach Water Tower
Gaffney, SC
Big Peach
Byron, GA

The Gaffney Peach Water Tower was built in 1981. The leaf itself is 60 feet long. South Carolina produces more peaches than Georgia. The are lots of peach stands on the stretch of I-85 where this water tower is located. Gaffney is home to an annual Peach Festival. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2.

The Big Peach stands between I-75 and the Big Peach Antiques Mall. It is 75 feet tall, 28 feet in diameter and is mounted on a 100 foot tall pole. It was installed in 1987 and is made from vinyl over an aluminum frame. It is illuminated at night. In 2011, the Big Peach was knocked from its pole by high winds. The owners plan to rebuild it. For more, see this website.

Byron also has a Peach Water Tower.

Peach Water Tower
Clanton, AL
Peach Park
Clanton, AL

The Clanton Peach Water Tower is 120 feet tall. It is taller than the one in Gaffney but not as large. It was built in 1992 by the Chicago Bridge & Iron Company which also built the Gaffney Peach. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2.

Peach Park features another giant peach. I believe it was built by Durbin Farms, a market/sandwich shop which is right next door. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2.

Giant Tomato
Leamington, ON

This Giant Tomato functions as a visitors' information booth. It was built in 1961. Leamington is called the Tomato Capital of Canada. For more, see this website.

Giant Tomato
Cambridge, MD
Fruit Basket [gone]
Austin, TX

This Giant Tomato is located at Emily's Produce. For more, see this website.

This Fruit Basket was installed on a 1961 Chevrolet Corvair truck. The foam sculpture was created by Faith Schexnayder who parks this vehicle next to her house/studio, Flat Fork Studios. It was created in 2007 for Austin's First Night New Year's Eve celebration where the truck appeared as a Carmen Miranda float. The fruit has since been removed as the vehicle is used as a daily driver and for other events. For more, see 1 and 2.

Big Peach
Bruceville, IN
2006:
2010:

The Big Peach is about 20 feet tall and stands in front of a produce market. It has been here since the 1950s. Originally, the Peach advertised for Yates Orchard but new owners renamed the place the Big Peach Market. An obelisk stands next to the Peach, making the pair look a bit like the Trylon and Perisphere from the New York World's Fair. Despite being repainted between 2006 and 2010, the paint is peeling badly now. For more, see this website.

Giant Fruit
Sunnyvale, CA

These Giant Fruit sculptures are a tribute to the City's agricultural heritage. The six aluminum sculptures include a pear, an apple, a plum, a peach, an apricot and a pair of cherries. They were created by Gerald Heffernon and installed in 2003 in Plaza del Sol. For more, see this website.

Giant Strawberry
Starke, FL
Giant Strawberry
Kewaunee, WI
Giant Strawberry
Poteet, TX
Strawberry Water Tower
Poteet, TX

The Starke Strawberry stands in front of at J.C. Scales & Tails which sells produce and fish.

The Kewaunee Strawberry advertises for Kraynik's Berry Farm which was founded in 1978. For more, see this website.

Poteet claims to be the strawberry capital of TX. The Poteet Strawberry is 7 feet tall and made of concrete. It is installed in front of the fire department. For more, see this website.

Poteet's Strawberry Water Tower is 130 feet tall. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5.

Giant Strawberry
Decker, IN
Giant Strawberry
Strawberry Point, IA

The Decker Strawberry is located at Decker's U-Pick Strawberry Field. It was built in Carmi, IL but has been here for many years.

Strawberry Point calls itself the "Home of the World's Largest Strawberry". This 15 foot tall strawberry is installed on a pole in front of City Hall. It is made of fiberglass and was created in 1967. A storm knocked it down that same year and a replacement was built in 1968.

Berry Patch
Rockingham, NC

The Berry Patch also claims to be home to the "world's largest strawberry" and features homemade ice cream and produce. The building was constructed in 2002. The photos above were taken in 2009. In 2011, the building was moved two miles north to Ellerbe, NC. For more, see their website.

More Giant Strawberries:
Yankee Lake, OH
Belledune, NB (Canada) [vintage; gone?]
Richmond, ON (Canada)

Giant Grapes
Escondido, CA

These Giant Grapes conceal a children's slide in Grape Day Park. There are also some grape leaves benches and grape vines to climb on. The sculptures are collectively known as Vinehenge. They were created in 2004 by Nancy Moran and Valerie Salatino of Nature Works, Inc.

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