Top 10 World’s Largest Vegetables and Fruits
Check out 10 of the largest fruits and vegetables. These people have managed to grow humongous varieties of potatoes,cabbages,jackfruits and more…
Lebanese farmer Khalil Semhat, from the southern city of Tyre, couldn’t believe his peeled eyes when he discovered he had grown a massive potato weighing 11.3 kilos (24.9 pounds), setting a record for the world’s largest potato.
Grown by Ken Dade in Norfolk, the 65kg (113lbs) vegetable needed two men to carry it to a stand at the National Amateur Gardening Show in Somerset. The voluptuous vegetable has entered the Guinness World Records book, beating the previous world title holder by 3kg.
The sweet tasting fruit weighed 34.6kg (76lb 4.4oz), measured 57.46 cm (22.625in) long and had a circumference of 121.28 cm on 8 August 2003. It was grown by George and Margaret Schattauer of Captai Cook, Hawaii, USA. Native to Western India, the fruit spread throughout South East Asia and first came to Hawaii in 1888.
John Evans, a mechanical designer who lives 40 miles north of Anchorage in Palmer, Alaska, holds seven world records for giant vegetables. One of them is this Green Cabbage, who weighted over 76 lb, making it a world record in 1998.
Weighting 268.8 pounds, this watermelon made the cut as the world’s largest watermelon. Grown at the Hope Farm Store by Lloyd Bright, his family has a long history with watermelons: they set world records in melon size in 1979 with a 200 pound melon and again in 1985 with one that weighed 260 pounds.
Presented by John Evans in 1998, this 18.985 pound (8.61 kg) carrot is the heaviest ever.
Grown in Rhode Island, the world’s biggest pumpkin was shown at the Topsfield Fair of Massachusetts in 2007, weighing 1689 lbs.
The 36.1in cucumber was grown by Alf Cobb who beat his own record of 35.1in at the National Amateur Gardening Show, from the Bath and West Showground in south-west England.
Also grown by Evans, this Cauliflower weighted 31.25 lb, making it Alaska’s largest one in 1997.
In what was John Evans’ first World record in 1993, this Broccoli weighted over 35 lb, making it a world record.