On the flat plains north of Griffith in New South Wales I found this massive crop of gherkins (small cucumbers used for pickling) growing under a travelling irrigator. Note that the cucumbers just sprawl across the ground – no trellising is involved.
I didn’t enter the property from the public road, but the photo suggests that the crop has been harvested and that only on few hundred sad gherkins now reside at the edges. Nevertheless, the sheer scale of the operation was impressive. Someone told me that these gherkins are grown for and sold to a single customer – McDonalds - to meet their needs throughout Australia.