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Record-breaking onion is star of giant vegetable growing competition

By T.K. Randall
September 19, 2023 · Comment icon 4 comments

Not all onions are created equal. Image Credit: CC BY-NC Fir0002/Flagstaffotos
The enormous vegetable, which weighed in at almost 9kg, was unveiled at the Harrogate Autumn Flower Show on Friday.
Grown by Gareth Griffin from Guernsey, the ridiculously over-sized onion was the star of the show's North of England Horticultural Society (NEHS) Giant Vegetable Competition.

It was joined by a plethora of enormous veggies, each vying to be the largest, longest and heaviest.

Veteran grower Paul Proud walked away with several awards for his cabbage, parsnip, carrot, beetroot and cucumber, while Chris Parish's 102kg pumpkin also came out on top.
Growing such enormous vegetables is no easy feat and takes a great deal of skill and patience.

Griffin's 9kg onion, meanwhile, was the star of the show - not only winning in its category but also qualifying for potential entry into the Guinness Book of World Records.

Whether he will return to try and beat his own record next year remains to be seen.



Source: BBC News | Comments (4)




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Comment icon #1 Posted by XenoFish 10 months ago
That's a lot of french onion soup.
Comment icon #2 Posted by Still Waters 10 months ago
And tears trying to peel it.
Comment icon #3 Posted by XenoFish 10 months ago
I'd need a gas mask for the job.
Comment icon #4 Posted by quiXilver 10 months ago
Whoa, he'll need a wakizashi to cut that beast.


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