Saturday, 17 September 2011

Britisher grows heaviest onion

 Updated at: 1951 PST,  Saturday, September 17, 2011
Britisher grows heaviest onion LONDON: Peter Glazebrook, a British pensioner has set a new record for the world’s heaviest onion.

The monster vegetable tipped the scales at 17lbs 15 and a half ounces - breaking the previous world record of 16lbs 8.37 ounces held by John Sifford, of the West Midlands, since 2005.

Peter, a 67-year-old retired chartered surveyor, who lives near Newark, has broken ten world records in his 30 years of gardening.

He has been trying for the honour of cultivating the world’s heaviest onion for 25 years but always missed out until yesterday’s victory at Harrogate Flower Show.
He said: 'I did not know the exact weight until they put it on the scales but I had been measuring it every day so I was very hopeful.'


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