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Other Giant Fruit & Vegetable Statues (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 Pineapple in Lake Placid 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 building is still vacant and deteriorating. [map]

The Pineapple in Baltimore 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. [map]

The Pineapple in Los Angeles partially conceals a cell phone tower. [map]

More Giant Pineapples:
Lake Buena Vista, FL
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. [map]

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

Giant Lemon
Elysburg, PA
Giant Lemon
Carlsbad, CA
Giant Lemon
Oceanside, 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.

The Lemon in Oceanside has been located near the Pier since at least 2006. [map]

More Giant Lemons:
Petaluma, CA
Chippewa Falls, WI
West Allis, WI

Watermelon Slice
Muscatine, IA
Watermelon Slice [gone]
Sunset, TX

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

The Watermelon Slice in Sunset was installed on a trailer in front of a defunct farmers' market. This photo is from 2011. There was very little that remained of the watermelon in 2015. It was gone by 2018.

Big Slice
Green River, UT

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. [map]

Watermelon
Vining, MN
Watermelon
Cordele, GA
Watermelon Bus Stop
Ishaya City, Japan

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. [map]

The Watermelon in Cordele is displayed next to the Chamber of Commerce in June and July during melon season. Cordele claims to be the Watermelon Capital of the World. [map]

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

Watermelon Water Tower
Luling, TX
Giant Watermelons
Luling, TX

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. [map]

These Giant Watermelons were installed around 2010 above the Watermelon Shop. The store closed in 2015. By 2018, when this photo was taken, the melons had been moved just down the block and installed on roof of the Watermelon Thump Pavilion. The sign text had been changed from "Watermelon Shop.com" to "Watermelon Thump." [map]

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. This photo is from 2008. 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. [map]

More Giant Watermelons:
Cave City, AR [gone]
Atkins, IA
Lincoln, IL
Vincennes, IN
Seminary, MS
Rush Springs, OK: 1, 2

Peach Water Tower
Gaffney, SC
Big Peach [gone]
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 this website. [map]

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

Byron had a Peach Water Tower. It has been painted white with the City's name on it.

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. [map]

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

More Giant Peaches:
Big Mo Drive-in (Monetta, SC)
food stand (Penticton, BC)