Giant Vegetables Championship Smashes Guinness World Records at Malvern Autumn Show

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24th September 2021

Expert growers have been arriving for the last 24 hours at Three Counties Showground in Malvern, Worcestershire, UK to battle it out to win the highly prized first place prize in the much-loved CANNA UK National Giant Vegetables Championship.

This year’s entrants have come from far and wide to show their enormous fruit and vegetables, as adjudicators and representatives from the Guinness World Records officiated the competition and announced not just one new Guinness World Record but 4!

New Guinness World Records Include:

Heaviest Marrow – 116.4kg (256 lb 9.8oz)

Vincent Sjodin of Barry lsland, Wales

22.7kg (50lb) heavier

Heaviest Aubergine – 3.12kg (6lb 14oz)

Peter Glazebrook of Newark, Nottingham

60g heavier

Heaviest Broad Bean Pod – 106g (3.74oz)

Joe Atherton of Mansfield, Nottinghamshire

Longest Leek – 1.36m (4ft 5.5in)

Joe Atherton of Mansfield, Nottinghamshire

14cm longer

Chris Eldridge, Head of Shows, said: “We are over the moon that this year’s CANNA UK National Giant Vegetables Championship has resulted in so many new Guinness World Records! Congratulations to all the winners and of course the record breaking vegetables will be on show for everyone to see on Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th September at Malvern Autumn Show.”

Advance tickets to the Malvern Autumn Show cost £18 for general admission, children under 16 go free. For further information or to book tickets see www.malvernautumn.co.uk or call 01684 584924.