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Other Giant Fruit & Vegetable Statues (page 2)

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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. [map]

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

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

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.

More Giant Tomatos:
Tomato (Pittston, PA)
Dollywood (Pigeon Forge, TN)

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 Orchards 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. [map]

Giant Fruit
Sunnyvale, CA

These Giant Fruit sculptures are a tribute to Sunnyvale's agricultural heritage. The six aluminum sculptures include a pear, an apple, a plum, a peach, an apricot and a pair of cherries. I could not find the plum and the stems on the cherries were broken off sometime between 2008 and 2014. The sculptures were created by Gerald Heffernon and installed in 2003 in Plaza del Sol. The sculpture group is titled "Fruit Gigantica." For more, see this website. [map]

Giant Cherry
Cloverdale, CA
Giant
Raspberries
Abbotsford, BC
Giant
Strawberry [gone]
Starke, FL
Giant Strawberry
Kewaunee, WI
Giant Strawberry
Poteet, TX
Strawberry Water Tower
Poteet, TX

This Giant Cherry is installed next to the La Hacienda Mexican Restaurant. It was installed here sometime after 2012. [map]

These Giant Raspberries were created by Manjit Sandhu and installed in 2011. Abbotsford is the berry capital of Canada. [map]

The Strawberry in Starke stood in front of at J.C. Scales & Tails which sold produce and fish. This business and statue are gone now.

The Strawberry in Kewaunee advertises for Kraynik's Berry Farm which was founded in 1978. [map]

Poteet claims to be the strawberry capital of Texas. The Strawberry in Poteet is seven feet tall and made of concrete. It is installed in front of the fire department. It has been there since at least the 1960s. For more, see this website. [map]

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

Giant Strawberry
Granbury, TX
Giant Strawberry
Decker, IN
Giant Strawberry
Strawberry Point, IA

The Giant Strawberry in Granbury was installed in front of Fall Creek Farms sometime between 2008 and 2013. [map]

The Giant Strawberry in Decker is located at Decker's U-Pick Strawberry Field. It was built in Carmi, IL but has been here for many years. This photo is from 2008. Can anyone confirm if this statue is still there? I can't find it at Google Street View but it might have been moved.

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. [map]

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 this website. [map]

More Giant Strawberries:
Queen Anne, MD
Yankee Lake, OH [address unknown]
Belledune, NB [vintage; gone?]
Ottawa, ON [map]
Sainte-Anne-des-Plaines, QC

More Giant Raspberries:
Hopkins, MN

More Giant Berries:
Baltimore, MD

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. [map]

Box of Raisins
Kingsburg, CA

This Box of Raisins is located at the Sun-Maid Growers headquarters. It was built in 1992 by students from California State University in Fresno for the company's 80th anniversary. It was recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the world's largest box of raisins. [map]

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