Everything looks normal until it is not! The nature never stops to surprise us. And with added human skills, human are capable of getting the best out of nature. In this article we are going to explore the top 5 heaviest vegetable in the world ever recorded.
Vegetables are of varying sizes. The varying size of vegetables is mainly dependent in the genetic make up of it. The plant will grow as much as it’s gene permits. Just like elephants grow up to become a huge sized animal and ant grow up to it’s genetic potential having small size. And when the plants with higher genetic potentiality gets the proper climate, soil, abundant rainfall, quality seeds and proper rear and care they grow up to their maximum limits. And when these vegetables grow up to their maximum limits we get the enormous giant vegetables. And such giant vegetables turn out to become the heaviest vegetables in the world and makes our jaw drop!
Let’s start our Epic Top 5 Countdown of Heaviest Vegetable in the World Ever Recorded!
Cauliflower is the fifth heaviest vegetable in the world ever recorded. The heaviest cauliflower ever recorded weighed 27.5 kg which is 60.6 pounds. This huge cauliflower was grown by Peter Glazebrook of UK who is also a vegetable expert and holds four other world records. His other world records include the longest beetroot and longest parsnip along with heaviest onion and heaviest potato. The previous record of world’s largest cauliflower was set by Alan Hattersley of Sheffield which weighed 24.6 kg. The leaves of the cauliflower were 6 feet in length. The longest beetroot and parsnip grown by Mr Glazebrook were 21 ft and 19.45 ft respectively. And the heaviest onion weighed 8.195 kg. The heaviest potato in the world grown by Mr Glazebrook weighed 4.98 kg.
Rutabaga is the fourth heaviest vegetable in the world ever recorded. The heaviest rutabaga ever recorded weighed 37.6 kg which is 82.9 pounds. Rutabaga is the vegetable made by crossing of cabbage with the turnip. The record was set by Scott Robb of Palmer, Alaska of USA in September, 2009. The previous record of largest rutabaga weighed 77.8 pounds grown by Norm Craven.
Cabbage is the fourth heaviest vegetable in the world ever recorded. The heaviest green cabbage ever recorded weighed 57.1 kg which is 125.9 pounds.The largest cabbage was grown by Steve Hubacek of Wasilla, Alaska of USA. The cabbage head was 21 inches long and it’s leaves were 5 feet longer. The cabbage was brought in Alaska State Fair in 2007 where it set the world record of heaviest cabbage. The previous record of giant cabbage was made by a grower in Wales of UK which weighed 124 pounds.
2. Marrow or Zucchini
Marrow (Cucurbita pepo) is the fourth largest vegetable in the world ever recorded. The heaviest marrow ever recorded weighed 65 kg which is 143.3 pounds. This marrow was grown by Ken Dade in Norfolk of England. The marrow took two person to carry to the National Amateur Gardening show in somerset in 2008 and made the world record for largest marrow.
Ken Dade in response to how did you grow the world largest Marrow answered as
You need the right seed, plenty of enthusiasm and a good dollop of luck, then you pray for the weather. “They need nice warm, humid weather and two hours rain twice a week. But you never get it ideal, you just have to ride the punches.
Pumpkin (Cucurbita maxima) is the heaviest vegetable in the world ever recorded. The heaviest pumpkin ever recorded weighed 1190.5 kg which is 2624.6 pounds. This pumpkin was grown by Belgian man, Mathias Willemijns. Willemijns set the record in October 9, 2016 at Giant Pumpkin European Championship in Ludwigsburg, Germany.
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