Size does matter in the Canna UK National Giant Vegetables Championship. A firm favourite each year, you won’t believe your eyes at the size of the fruit and vegetables on display.
Enter a world of monstrous legumes, larger than life fruits and hefty roots. Rivalry between the 110 competitors is always fierce with super-sized and often record breaking celery, leek, parsnip and cabbages.
Junior growers who have also caught the bug take part in classes for giant sunflower heads.
Visitors interested in finding more about how to grow sizable vegetables are advised to stop by CANNA and chat to their knowledgeable team, you will find them in the Giant Vegetables marquee.
Adjudicators and representatives from the Guinness World Records attend the championship each year and we see many world records broken for the heaviest or the longest vegetables.
Last year, a whopping 11 new records were broken in the following categories:
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