Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Most tomatoes grown on a single truss-Graham
Tranter sets world record
SHROPSHIRE, UK-- Farmworker Graham Tranter grew
a truss with 304 tomatoes which sets the new world record
for the Most
tomatoes grown on a single truss.
Independent witnesses helped confirm the
total after it was picked, although Graham points out that
a further 20 fruits fell off it before and during picking,
so the figure could have been even higher. Photo: FarmersWeekly
The truss, which he grew in a polytunnel
in his vegetable garden near Bridgnorth, comfortably beat
the truss with less than 200 tomatoes that Guinness World
Records previously accepted as the record.
He takes great care to get the nutrition
of his tomatoes - and many other crops - correct, working
with David Edwards from agronomic specialists The
Glenside Group to formulate correct regimes.
The results are obvious in the huge yields
of tomatoes he produces, and with a host of other impressive
vegetables, which this year has included some astonishing
Graham's won many trophies from shows across
the Midlands with his vegetables over the years, once winning
an astonishing 17 in a single season.
As with all top gardeners, he has some secret
recipes and treatments he uses alongside the fertiliser programme
he works out with David.
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expensive cow-world record set by Missy
expensive sheep-world record set by Deveronvale Perfection
snake in captivity-world record set by Fluffy
cat-world record set by Scarlett's Magic
rose bush-world record set by Robert Bendel
dog-world record set by Boomer
pumpkin-world record set by Christy Harp
gooseberry-world record set by Bryan Nellist
Cactus-world record set by SDM College of Dental Sciences
rutabaga-world record set by Scott Robb
cabbage-world record set by Steve Hubacek
November 18, 2009