Monday, September 26, 2016

Ninety-year-old record for the world's heaviest red cabbage finally beaten

A man from Cornwall has broken a world record that has stood for more than 90 years, by growing the heaviest red cabbage.

David Thomas, from Leedstown, presented the 23.2kg (51.1lbs) vegetable at this year's National Giant Vegetable Championships.

Mr Thomas said he was "very proud" of the "beach ball" sized cabbage. The previous record, set in 1925 by Mr R Straw of Staveley, Derbyshire, weighed in at 19.05kg (42lbs).

Growing the huge vegetable took "hours of work", said Mr Thomas, who has been cultivating vegetables competitively for more than 15 years. "There's no big secret to growing giant veg. You just need the right seeds to start with, plenty of room, good soil and a bit of luck," he said.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

"Ninety-year-old record for the world's heaviest red cabbage finally beaten"

I can now sleep soundly tonight!