NEW WORLD RECORD:
Cucumber-world record set by Yitzhak Yazdanpana
Longest cucumber-world record set by Alf
Shepton Mallet, Somerset. UK -- A 36.1in (91.694
cm) cucumber was grown by Alf Cobb and displayed at the
National Amateur Gardening Show, setting
the world record for the Longest
Photo: The worlds
longest cucumber on display at the National Amateur Gardenin
Ray Davey, the giant vegetable co-ordinator and
steward of the Flower, Fruit and Vegetable Marquee, said:
"I know the crowd will enjoy the display. They just gasp when
they come in here. It's always full of people."
With this new 36.1 in (91.694 cm) cucumber, Alf
Cobb beated his own previous record of 35.1in.
In fact the cucumber was almost 7lb heavier than
the earlier world record that was set by a fellow British
grower, Mark Baggs, in 2005.
Growers from around the world visit the annual
event, which includes the giant fruit and vegetable competition
as its highlight.
record cucumber is just one of the oversized exhibits
at the giant vegetable contest taking place at the Bath and
West Showground this weekend.
Visitors of the National
Amateur Gardening Show 2008 can also see the world's
Some 30,000 visitors are expected to attend
the show which exhibits flowers, plants and gardens as well
as offering attractions including a gun dog display.
The largest cucumber plant covers an area of 56.7
m² (610.31 ft²) at the Epcot Science project at Walt Disney
World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA. The plant
was measured in July 2006.
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Amaranth plant-world record set by Jesse Eldrid
Sunday, September 7, 2008