Mysterious seeds from China have caused consternation among farmers across the country, prompting a nationwide investigation into the strange delivery.
Every farmer wishes for a bountiful harvest. Crops are not always successful, and things can quickly go wrong. Heavy rains and drought can completely devastate a year’s worth of work.
It appears to be a brilliant idea to be given the opportunity to grow unstoppable crops. Doyle Crensha is a man of many talents.
Crenshaw got a package containing seeds. What did he do after that? He sowed the seeds.
“The package claimed it was from China and said ‘studded earrings’ on the exterior, which we found odd.”
Crenshaw was too intrigued by the seeds to throw them out. The result was startling. “I’d come over every two weeks and sprinkle Miracle-Gro on them, and they just began growing like crazy.”
Authorities had to uproot the plant because it was becoming too large for further examination.
The gigantic was covered with large orange flowers and white, oblong fruits. If you look closely, you’ll see that the fruits resemble squash. The inquiry into the massive facility was headed by the Arkansas Department of Agriculture.
“From an invasive pest standpoint, we are concerned that these seeds may bring an invasive weed, an invasive insect pest, or a plant disease,” said Scott Bray of the Arkansas Department of Agriculture.
People of 27 states reported receiving similar parcels. To make matters even funnier, none of them had placed an order. People from Washington, Colorado, Kentucky, Nevada, and even Texas have been reported.
Citizens are now being advised not to open their parcels because they are a part of a “brushing scam.” In other words, Crenshaw’s name may appear on an attractive “Amazon review for a double-wide, XL squash vines.”
Recipients should notify the state’s plant regulatory authority or the APHIS state plant health director about the package.