A farmer from Filabusi in Matabeleland South is singing the blues after he harvested potatoes shaped like a human male organ which buyers find strange and refuse to buy.
The farmer, who only preferred to be identified as Mr Moyo, said he was still in shock about the strange harvest that had hindered his business.
"I grew potatoes on one acre and when it was harvest time, three quarters of my potatoes had a funny shape which looked like male private parts. Buyers are reluctant to purchase my potatoes and now I'm forced to mix then with other potatoes. I cannot sell them separately," he said.
Moyo revealed that he was even ashamed to take his potatoes to the market as he ends up being the joke of the day.
"When I go to the market with these potatoes, they laugh at me saying here comes the man of organ potatoes and they refuse to buy them," he said.
Moyo said in all his farming life, he has never seen nor heard of 'anaconda-shaped' potatoes. He said he would be engaging experts to get to understand why he harvested such 'male potatoes'.
However, a local agronomist, Mr Lovemore Nyakazela, said there was nothing wrong with shapes of potatoes.
"The funny shapes of potatoes are usually caused by the variety of the soil. If they are grown on very hard soil or rocky areas then they are likely to have those funny shapes," he said. Bulawayo24