Giant vegetable competition
Colossal cabbages, monumental marrows and tremendous tomatoes – we are looking forward to another gargantuan battle for top titles in this year’s giant vegetable competition.
There are 13 monster classes for the heaviest and the longest, including pumpkin, marrow, parsnip, leek, cabbage, potato, beetroot, carrot, rhubarb, runner bean and cucumber.
We are delighted to welcome back the National Championship for Gigantomo beefsteak tomatoes, sponsored by Van Meuwen. With a top prize of £1,000 for the heaviest example of the variety, we hope to see some supersized specimen’s topping the scales.
The famous National Heavy Onion Championship, sponsored by Kitchen Garden, will include a world record weigh-in to find out if the current title holder can be toppled.
Since the championships started in 1983, some 12 new world records have been set. The current champion is Tony Glover, from Birmingham, who set a new record in 2014 with a whopper weighing in at 18lb 11oz (8.47 kilos)!
Don’t miss the world record weigh-in for giant onions and Gigantomo tomatoes at 12 noon on Friday 16 September.
The giant vegetable competition can be found in The Gardening Hall.