Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Heaviest Onion: Tony Glover breaks Guinness World Records' record (VIDEOS)
Birmingham, UK -- Tony Glover has smashed the existing Guinness World Records' record for his whopping vegetable, which weighs an eye-watering 18lbs and 11oz and measures 32 inches around its widest part; it is large enough to make 250 onion bhajees, French onion soup for 36 people or 50 portions of onion rings,
setting the new world record for the Heaviest Onion,
according to the World Record Academy: www.worldrecordacademy.com/.
Photo: It took Tony Glover, 49, from Moira, in Leicestershire, about 11 months to grow the over-sized onion which weighs an eye-watering 18lb 11½ oz. It measures 32 inches around its thickest part. This giant onion has beaten the previous record in the Guinness Book of World Records by 10oz - this was held by Peter Glazebrook and his onion weighed 18lb 1½ oz. Photo: Cascade (enlarge photo)
The Guinness World Records' record for the heaviest onion weighs 8.195 kg (18 lb 1 oz) and was grown by Peter Glazebrook (UK). It was weighed at the Harrogate Flower Show in North Yorkshire, UK.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the longest onion cake; it measured 27 m (88 ft 6 in) and was made by Hans-Dieter Slobodkin and members of the Dürrmenz-Bäcker bakery (Germany) in Mühlacker, Germany.
If he wanted to, the amateur gardener from Small Heath in Moira, south Derbyshire, could use his enormous haul to cater for a huge number of people, The Daily Express reported.
That one onion is large enough to make 250 onion bhajees, French onion soup for 36 people or 50 portions of onion rings!
The onion grew in Mr Glover's back garden. He plans to use the seeds from his big onion to grow an even bigger and heavier one next year.
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