Giant Vegetables and Fruit
As any gardener knows, a zucchini grows fast and furious. Left unharvested,
it can grow a couple of feet long and many pounds in weight. Other fruits
and vegetables can grow pretty large, too. As a matter of fact, there are
a large number of hobby gardeners, who grow fruits and vegetables not for
eating, but for size and weight.
Among the world of giant fruits and vegetables, the best known are giant
pumpkins. At annual fall weighoffs all over the world, growers seek to produce
the biggest pumpkin ever grown. And, it's an exciting time, as giant pumpkin
growers have broken the world record on an almost annual basis for
the past 20 years. These giant pumpkin growers now have their sights set
on producing a one ton pumpkin. They are getting closer every year.
Gardeners seek to break the world record on many other vegetables, fruit,
and plants. Here are just some of them:
Just how big can your favorite vegetable grow you ask? You may be surprised.
Listed below are some of the giant weights we have found. Some of them
are even world records. If you know of any large fruits and vegetables, or
new records, please send us a note so we can share it with others.
Some Really Big Fruits and Vegetables
||Al Eaton, measured at the Bracebridge Agriculture Society Fall Fair/Horse
||18 lbs., 4oz.
||Mathia Willemijn, Germany (2016)
||John MacKinnon weighed at the West Hants Pumpkin Festival in Windsor,
||Dan MacCoy (2014)
||Joe Jutras weighed this giant, green squash at the Frerichs Farm Weigh
Off in Providence, R.I. on October 7, 2017.
|Sunflower, Biggest Head
||32 1/4 inches in diameter
||Grown by Emily Martin in Maple Ridge, British Columbia, Canada in 1983.
||30 ft. 1 inch tall
30 feet 1 inch by German Hans-Peter Schiffer in 2014
||Chris Kentweighed at the SOGPG GPC weigh-off in Hamilton, Ohio on October
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