Nottinghamshire man grows world’s largest cauliflower

A serial world record vegetable grower has bagged yet another accolade after he produced the heaviest cauliflower on earth.

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A serial world record vegetable grower has bagged yet another accolade after he produced the heaviest cauliflower on earth.

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Peter Glazebrook already holds the world records for the longest beetroot (21ft) and parsnip (19ft 45 inches) as well as heaviest onion (8.195kg) and potato (4.98kg) added the 27.5kg specimen to his impressive list of achievements.

A team of seven adjudicators consisting of two National Vegetable Society judges and five other observers visited 69-year-old Mr Glazebrook’s greenhouse in Newark on Easter Monday.

With foliage measuring 6ft in diameter and weighing in at 27.485kg, the enormous vegetable smashed the previous world record by almost 3kg. Mr Alan Hattersley from Sheffield set that record in 1999. 

Mr Glazebrook said, “The weighing was conducted at my home because there were no vegetable shows at this time of year.

“My previous effort in 2013 was weakened by the long cold snap that hit most of the UK and the exceptionally mild autumn this time has helped me to clinch this record breaker.”

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The average supermarket cauliflower weighs between 450g and 1.5kg, which makes Mr Glazebrook’s effort at least 18 times larger that your typical cauli.