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Monster marrow grown at Hereford allotment
A GIANT marrow grown at a Hereford allotment weighed more than its owners’ three grandchildren put together.
Roger and Ann Gosling did not bank on growing such an enormous vegetable when they offered some space on their Wordsworth allotment to a friend.
When one marrow plant continued to grow, Roger and Ann decided to enter it into the UKL Giant Marrow competition at the Malvern Autumn Show.
Transported to the Three Counties Showground event on a stretcher which was lined with a thick blanket, the marrow – which was more than one metre long – weighed in at 39.2kg.
Ann said: “It was a complete fluke this time.
“We were given the plant and it just kept growing. Our grandchildren thought it was amazing.
“It wasn’t planned but it’s caused a lot of interest on the allotments and people have been taking photos. We’ll see what happens with next year’s batch.”
The marrow came seventh out of 25 entries at the competition and later taken to St Nicholas’ Church for a harvest festival.
Part of the vegetable was given away while Roger and his family also enjoyed the fruits of their labour by tucking in to the marrow.
The world record for the heaviest marrow belongs to Bradley Wursten from the Netherlands who grew a marrow weighing 93.7kg.
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