Image – CANNA UK Giant Vegetables champions & new Guinness World Record holders at Malvern Autumn Show 2022 at Three Counties Showground, Malvern, Worcestershire.
This year’s Malvern Autumn Show has scored a record-breaking number of Guinness World Records, with 11 new prize winning giant vegetables awarded the ultimate accolade!
This whopping record breaks all previous Malvern Autumn Show tallies and is double the number of new Guinness World Records set at the 2021 show.
- Heaviest Aubergine – 3.362kg – Peter Glazebrook
- Longest Leek – 1.432m – Derek Hulme
- Longest Turnip – 4.605m – Joe Atherton
- Longest Luffa – 697mm – Ian Neale
- Heaviest Luffa – 2.616kg – Ian Neale
- Heaviest Field Pumpkin – 121.6kg – Mark Baggs
- Heaviest Runner Bean – 176g – Lee Herrington
- Longest Potato Plant – 2.847m – Kevin Fortey
- Longest Broad Bean – 396mm – Ian Simpson
- Heaviest Broad Bean – 184g – James Pearson
- Longest Runner Bean – 769mm – Lee Herrington
The ginormous legumes form the CANNA UK Giant Vegetables Championships, which takes place at Malvern each autumn and is the ultimate location for giant growers coming together to compete in this globally recognised competition.
Entrants come from across the UK to take part and spend months preparing their entries in classes ranging from heaviest watermelon to longest chili. There are thirty three classes in total and whilst pumpkins are arguably the largest in size, the huge vegetables include Khol Rabi, cantaloupe melons, squash and so much more.
Jane Edwards, Head of Shows commented: “We are absolutely thrilled that the efforts of our world record breaking growers has resulted in the largest number of new Guinness World Record titles ever achieved at Malvern Autumn Show. The whole event is run in partnership with CANNA UK and is one of the most popular features at our annual celebration of Autumn.”
To find out more about the CANNA UK Giant Vegetables Championship, please visit – CANNA UK National Giant Vegetables Championship (malvernautumn.co.uk)