Thursday, July 25, 2024
Contact    |    RSS icon Twitter icon Facebook icon  
Unexplained Mysteries
You are viewing: Home > News > World of the Bizarre > News story
Welcome Guest ( Login or Register )  
All ▾
Search Submit

World of the Bizarre

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)

Other news and articles
Recent comments on this story
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.

Please Login or Register to post a comment.

Our new book is out now!
Book cover

The Unexplained Mysteries
Book of Weird News


Take a walk on the weird side with this compilation of some of the weirdest stories ever to grace the pages of a newspaper.

Click here to learn more

We need your help!
Patreon logo

Support us on Patreon


For less than the cost of a cup of coffee, you can gain access to a wide range of exclusive perks including our popular 'Lost Ghost Stories' series.

Click here to learn more

Top 10 trending mysteries
Recent news and articles