December 1, 2020

Lettuce celebrate: Coast student earns college cash for big cabbage

MOSS POINT — An elementary school student in Mississippi has earned a $1,000 scholarship for growing a massive cabbage.

Rayne Byron tells WLOX-TV that she planted the cabbage in a tire and just kept fertilizing and watering the plant.

The cabbage finally weighed in at 23 pounds (10.4 kilograms). That’s about 10 times larger than many cabbages.

Rayne is a student at East Central Upper Elementary in Moss Point. She was the Mississippi winner in the Bonnie Plants Cabbage Program , which encourages third-graders to grow the plants.

Now in fourth grade, Rayne says she will save her winnings to help pay for college, and she wants to study agriculture.