Heaviest red cabbage: David Thomas breaks Guinness World Records record (VIDEO)
LONDON, UK -- David Thomas from Cornwall has broken a 91-year-old Guinness World record for the world's heaviest red cabbage; his 23.2-kilogram (51.1lbs) entry to the UK's National Giant Vegetables Championship at the Malvern Autumn Show sets the new world record for the Heaviest red cabbage, according to the World Record Academy.
Photo: David Thomas has broken a 91-year-old record for the world's heaviest red cabbage. Photo: Malvern Autumn Show (enlarge photo)
The Guinness World Records world record for the heaviest cabbage weighed 62.71 kg (138.25 lb) and was presented at the Alaska State Fair by Scott A. Robb (USA) in Palmer, Alaska, USA, on 31 August 2012.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the largest cabbage dish; it is 2,960 kg (6,525.68 lb).
David Thomas has been growing vegetables competitively for more than 15 years, and said the cabbage took "hours of work".
The previous Guinness world record was set by Mr R Straw in 1925, whose red cabbage weighed 19.05kg.
Mr Thomas already holds the official world records for the heaviest parsnip (7.85kg) and heaviest cucumber (12.9kg) — both also broken at the same show in previous years.