Gardeners from all over the UK gathered at the Great Yorkshire Showground in Harrogate to determine which of them managed to grow the heaviest pumpkin and the longest cucumber this season. Winners were determined in 13 categories.
Giant parsnips, leeks, cabbage, potatoes, carrots, rhubarb, beans and other vegetables have become the main stars of this contest.
Some of the contenders for victory had to be put on the scales in teams of four - so heavy were the vegetables. In the midst of the competition, the event was on the verge of collapse, because when trying to determine the mass of one of the heavy vegetables, the scales broke. But, fortunately, they quickly found a replacement.
The unconditional winner in the competition for the heaviest pumpkin was Richard Mann - he grew a vegetable weighing 291,7 kg. A family couple of farmers from Mansfield took home two prizes at once - for the heaviest carrot (3,8 kg) and beetroot (17,8 kg).
For transportation of giant cabbage even had to use a garden cart. This 27,4 kg vegetable brought victory to farmer Craig Pearson.
The longest cucumber - 92 cm - was raised by Graham Barratt, and Peter Glazebrook presented the heaviest zucchini weighing more than 65 kg in the competition.
Great Yorkshire Showground has been held in Harrogate since 1995. About 40 thousand people become visitors to the Harrogate Autumn Flower Show and the giant vegetables contest annually. -0-
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