Alaska State Fair in Palmer performed in 42-uh miles northeast of Anchorage. But this is not a normal agricultural show, which we used to see. Here the farmers of the Valley Matanuska-Susitna show gigantic vegetables, including cabbages, weighing 60 kilograms, cantaloupe and broccoli 30 to 15 kg. And it's only a few monsters that rose Alaskan soil in recent years. Some vegetables have grown so large that it is difficult even to imagine something of this size.
Why vegetables grow so big in Alaska? The answer is simple: Because the sun.
In Alaska, as a rule, very short growing season - just 105 days. For comparison, California's growing season lasts about 300 days. However, Alaska growing season is not long, dark nights. State is close to the North Pole, which is dominated by up to 19 hours of light during the summer days at the peak of the growing season. Additional hours of sunlight Alaskan allow crops to grow steadily and continuously. That is why Alaska gardeners grow vegetables biggest in the world.
Increased photosynthesis makes the products more sweet. Alaska carrots, cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, radishes, turnips, potatoes, beets, carrots, spinach and salad - all of these plants grow very well here.