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Is it a football? No, it's an enormous Cypriot lemon

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PSEVDHAS, Cyprus, Mar 26 (Reuters) Lemon trees in a village in Cyprus have stunned their owners by suddenly bearing fruit so huge they're almost as large as footballs.

One tree has clumps of lemons with diameters ranging from 10 to 20 cm, making visitors wonder if there's something in the water. But the owners say it's all organic.

''The tree was grafted, and we haven't used anything we didn't on the other trees,'' says Androulla Charalambous, who has one of the super-trees in her back garden in Psevdhas, some 30 kms south-east of the Cypriot capital Nicosia.

Residents said several other villagers also had trees with lemons of similar size, weighing anything from 1.5 to 2.5 kilos.

''They have a lot of juice in them, and we use the peel to make candied fruit,'' Charalambous said.

Reuters CH KP0833

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