Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Heaviest cabbage: Scott Robb breaks world record (VIDEO)
PALMER, AK, USA -- During the Alaska State Fair's 17th Annual Giant Cabbage Weigh-Off, a behemoth cabbage grown by Scott Robb of Palmer came in at 138.25 pounds ( more than 10 pounds heavier than the previous record-holder), setting the new world record for the Heaviest cabbage,
according to the World Record Academy: www.worldrecordacademy.com/.
The Guinness world record for the heaviest cabbage weighed 57.61 kg (127 lb) and was presented at the Alaska State Fair by Steven Hubacek (USA) of Wasilla, Alaska, USA.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the heaviest red cabbage; it weighed 19.05 kg (42 lb) and was grown by R. Straw of Staveley, Derbyshire, UK.
The World's Heaviest Cabbage tipped the scales at 138.25 pounds, about 35 pounds heavier than Robb's previous personal record and 11 pounds over the former world record, also held by an Alaskan.
Robb and his wife Mardie run the Colony Greenhouse in Palmer, Alaska.
Asked afterward how he felt, Robb said he was "blown away. I've been doing it for 21, 22 years and finally I reached the top of the mountain."
The Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman reported that "the cabbage weigh-off is a staple of the Alaska State Fair. The event draws a crowd large enough fill the bleachers and features costumes and poetry."
Related world records:
Largest cabbage: Steve Hubacek
Heaviest pineapple: 8.2 kilo pineapple sets world record
Largest Giant Rhubarb Leaf: Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens
Heaviest squash: Joel Jarvis (Video)
Heaviest onion: Peter Glazebrook (HD Video)
Heaviest swede: Ian Neale
Largest Fungus: Tropical Chinese fungus
First all-black petunia: Black Velvet
Largest maple leaf: Eve Steel
Largest puffball: Finley O'Neill
Largest Pumpkin: Chris Stevens
Longest cucumber: Clare Pearce
diverse repository of crop seeds: Svalbard Global Seed Vault
Mango: Sergio and Maria Socorro Bodiongan
Living Palmer's Oak: Jurupa Oak
Zinnia: Everett Wallace Jr. and
living Christmas tree: Coeur d'Alene
orchid: Lou Jost
maple leaf: Hailey Nickolson
tomatoes grown on a single truss: Graham Tranter
rose bush: Robert Bendel
pumpkin: Christy Harp
gooseberry: Bryan Nellist
Cactus: SDM College of Dental Sciences
rutabaga: Scott Robb
cabbage: Steve Hubacek
Cucumber: Yitzhak Yazdanpana
organic cucumber: Segee family
potato: Khalil Semhat
rutabaga: Norm Craven
cobs on a maize plant: Mark Wozencroft
marrow: Ken Dade
Spaghetti Bean: Toni Velardo
water spinach: Li Hui
horizontal wall of flowers: Thompson and Morgan
Tuesday, September 4, 2012 2:44 PM