Giant Vegetables - Pictures

 

Giant vegetables are more for fun than flavour.

 

 

Onion in hand: Peter Glazebrook poses with his world record breaking onion at The Harrogate Autumn Flower Show. He claimed a Guinness World Record with this effort which weighed 8.15kg.

Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

 

Gardener Phillip Vowles and his son Andrew with a giant 51kg marrow grown in Llanharry, south Wales.

Photograph: Rex Features

 

Bob Eynstone holding up a 5lb carrot from his garden, 1973. If you could grow carrots like this, you'd have a glint in your eye, too.

Photograph: J. R. V. Johnson/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

 

Again, a vegetable it is not, but a 1.5kg white truffle is a noble thing. It sold for £160,000.

Photograph: MN Chan/Getty Images AsiaPac

 

It's not a vegetable, but impressive nonetheless: Rong Guiling with some of the giant mushrooms she has grown in Gongcheng, Guangxi Province, China.

Photograph: Quirky China News/Rex Features

 

Michael Kingston with a 5.7kg leek grown by Joe Atherton at Britain's Monster Vegetable competition at the Royal Bath and West Show Ground in Shepton Mallet, Somerset, in 1999.

Photograph: Tim Ockenden/PA

 

Antonio Martone with a giant 15-inch, 1lb beefsteak tomato he grew in Chandler's Ford, Hampshire from a seed sent to him by his family in Naples.

Photograph: Azulai/Israel Sun/Rex Features

 

Nissan Tamir from Omer, Israel found that two of his radishes had grown non-stop, each eventually weighing 10kg.

Photograph: Azulai/Israel Sun/Rex Features

 

A giant cucumber measuring 42 inches grown by Clare Pearce in Whittleset, Peterborough

Photograph: Albanpix Ltd/Rex Features.

 

Giant vegetable legend Bernard Lavery and some of his produce in 1995

Photograph: Chip Hires/Gamma-Rapho/Getty Images

 

Joe Medway poses with the 392.8kg giant Atlantic Pumpkin grown by Ken Ryan from Goulbourn, winner of the largest pumpkin category at the District Exhibits section of the Sydney Royal Easter Show

Photograph: Cameron Richardson/Newspix / Rex/Rex Features

 

Harrogate Autumn Flower show Director Martin Fish with a giant cabbage, as he introduced a series of new classes for Giant Vegetables to mark this year's 100th anniversary of the show

Photograph: John Giles/PA

 

Source: theguardian

 

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