Giant cucumbers help Brit gardeners create world record!

September 7th, 2008 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Sept 7 (ANI): Two amateur gardeners in Britain have broken two separate world records in a competition by finding the countrys most enormous vegetablesgiant cucumbers.

Measuring 36.1inches in length, the colossal cucumber was grown by Alf Cobb who beat his own record of 35.1in at the National Amateur Gardening Show at the Bath and West Showground in south-west England.

On the other hand, farmer Ken Dade’’s marrow weighed at 143lb (65kg), which was more than 30 times heavier than the 4.4lb variety found in supermarkets.

In fact the cucumber was almost 7lb heavier than the earlier world record that was set by a fellow British grower, Mark Baggs, in 2005.

Two men were required to carry the marrow on to the display table. Both vegetables will now be added to the Guinness World Records.

“I know the crowd will enjoy the display. They just gasp when they come in here. It’’s always full of people, the Telegraph quoted Ray Davey, the giant vegetable co-ordinator and steward of the Flower, Fruit and Vegetable Marquee, as saying.

Growers from all the corners of the world throng the annual event, which includes the giant fruit and vegetable competition as its highlight,

The giant vegetables will remain on display at the event, in Shepton Mallet, Somerset. (ANI)

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