A feature of the Malvern Autumn Show was the many entries in all of the categories of vegetable competitions, the heaviest swede, the longest carrot, and so on.
The care and attention the vegetables must’ve received to get so large, or to be so perfect an example, is surely a man thing. There may have been an entry from a woman, if there were, I missed it. For all I saw on the entry cards were names beginning with Mr, never a Mrs or a Ms.
It seems that the show claimed four world records, reported by ITV News with pictures; the longest Carrot at 6.245m, longest Beetroot at 7.956m, longest Radish at 5.023m, and David Thomas from Cornwall with his colossal cabbage weighing in at a 23.2kg – beating the previous record set in 1925 by almost 10lbs.
Here’s a 1 minute video of some of the entries,