Auburn garden weighs in with giant cabbage

By: Julie Miller, Design and Content Manager
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This huge cabbage was grown by Auburn resident Manuel F. Ferreira. 
“It weighted 23 pounds, after we trimmed the leaves it weighed 15.25 pounds,” Ferreira said. 
He estimates the cabbage was 3 and a half feet across and has been sharing the produce at Auburn Knights of Columbus meetings, where he is a member too.
Ferreira said he has other cabbages growing the he estimates weigh 12 or 13 pounds each. 
“We get them like this every year and sometimes very large Walla Walla onions,” he added.
Ferreira is a longtime Placer County resident. 
“I have been an Auburn resident for 83 years, but raised out in the Mt. Vernon area, and we had a dairy until 1969,” Ferreira added.