Record-breaking giant vegetables grown by an English farmer

Written by on February 21, 2023

In times of waste, a large vegetable is a luxury. Farmer Peter Glazerbrook won’t have any supply problems because he grows gigantic vegetables. The Englishman from Halam, Nottinghamshire, holds several Guinness World Records, including the record for the heaviest cauliflower (27.48 kg) and potato (4.98 kg). In addition, the list of giant vegetables he has seen growing in his field is countless. Throughout his almost 80 years of life, he has managed to break up to 17 different records. We show you some of them so that you can see that Glazerbrook only grows big.

Aubergines weighing more than 3 kg

In September 2022 he broke his own Guinness World Record by growing an aubergine that weighed a staggering 3,362 kg. He did this at the national giant vegetable championships in the UK.

The huge potato

This giant potato weighed almost 5 kg and won the Guinness World Record in 2011. We don’t know how many omelettes could come out of this bestiality.

A cauliflower of record

Peter carried a cauliflower weighing 27.48 kg on 21 April 2014. It thus became the heaviest in history, which it still holds to this day.

A huge carrot

In 2014 he managed to grow the largest and heaviest carrot ever: more than 9 kg. A few years later, however, a farmer in Minnesota took the feat away from him by showing a carrot weighing more than 10 kg.

The giant courgette

This gigantic vegetable weighed up to 66.8 kg at the 2017 Harrogate Autumn Flower Show in Harrogate. Of course, Peter had to use a wheelbarrow to transport it.

An onion bigger than your head

He was once called the onion man because he grew an onion of 8.1 kg. He obviously broke the record for the largest onion in the world. However, in 2014, Englishman Tony Glover took an 8.6 kg onion to the Autumn Flower show in Harrogate in the UK and managed to snatch the record from Glazerbrook. Giant onion seeds can be bought for €5.6omprar.

The list of his exploits is endless.

He has also grown tomatoes, turnips, parsnips, beetroots and cucumbers. All in XXL format, such as a 2.5 kg tomato. As for the size of the beetroot, the farmer managed to grow a beet almost 6.5 m long, as well as a 5.9 kg parsnip 5 metres long.


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