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Man grows gigantic 27.5kg cauliflower

Posted on Tuesday, 29 April, 2014 | Comment icon 13 comments

The previous record had been unbroken since 1999. Image Credit: CC BY-SA 1.0 Dinkum
The enormous record-breaking vegetable was grown by veteran gardener Peter Glazebrook.
Glazebrook is no stranger to growing giant vegetables having already achieved world records for producing the longest beetroot, the longest parsnip, the heaviest onion and the heaviest potato at his garden in the East Midlands.

The record-breaking cauliflower was confirmed by a team of adjudicators who visited his greenhouse and weighed the vegetable to check that it exceeded the previous record of 24.6kg.

"The weighing was conducted at my home because there were no vegetable shows at this time of year," said Glazebrook. "My previous effort in 2013 was weakened by the long cold snap that hit most of the UK and the exceptionally mild autumn this time has helped me to clinch this record breaker."

Source: Telepraph | Comments (13)

Tags: Vegetable, Cauliflower, World Record

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Comment icon #4 Posted by Still Waters on 29 April, 2014, 15:38
Is it edible? What does breeding for size do to the taste I wonder? It must be ok I imagine. "There's not been a cauliflower grown this big since 1999. It'd probably feed the entire royal family."Peter's wife, mary has been busy chopping up the cauli and freezing it." http://www.telegraph...-at-27.5kg.html
Comment icon #5 Posted by DemonicCupcake on 29 April, 2014, 16:45
Omg. I missed seeing him!!! He's the same guy who has a photo of him cradling a giant onion like a child.
Comment icon #6 Posted by paperdyer on 29 April, 2014, 17:29
Well if you can use some of his techniques in open fields GM crops may not be necessary. In theory we could end world hunger.
Comment icon #7 Posted by Mikenator on 30 April, 2014, 5:41
LOL! and yet we can't end world hunger
Comment icon #8 Posted by Oppono Astos on 30 April, 2014, 7:38
That's gonna need a lot of cheese....
Comment icon #9 Posted by Rye17 on 1 May, 2014, 1:29
I'm... I'm gonna need more ranch dressing
Comment icon #10 Posted by :PsYKoTiC:BeHAvIoR: on 1 May, 2014, 13:27
LOL! and yet we can't end world hunger Greed and power often gets in the way.
Comment icon #11 Posted by moonshadow60 on 2 June, 2014, 20:12
Wow! Bless his heart, he is very good at gardening.
Comment icon #12 Posted by MyOtherAccount on 3 June, 2014, 4:09
To some people that is going to represent heaps of gas.
Comment icon #13 Posted by Silent Trinity on 3 June, 2014, 10:57
Who needs GM crops? Just stick this guy in a field and voila! lol

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