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Giant vegetable competition

Colossal cabbages, monumental marrows and tremendous tomatoes – we are looking forward to another gargantuan battle for top titles in the 2019 NEHS giant vegetable competition.

They may not be beautiful but they are certainly BIG and we have 13 classes of heaviest and longest, including pumpkin, marrow, parsnip, leek, cabbage, potato, beetroot, carrot, rhubarb, runner bean and cucumber.

Our *novice classes for the longest runner bean, heaviest tomato and longest cucumber also offer the chance for less experienced gardeners to have a go at growing a monster!

The famous National Heavy Onion Championship 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).

The giant vegetable competition can be found in The Gardening Hall. Don’t miss the world record weigh-in for giant onions at 12 noon on Friday 13 September.

If you would like to enter the NEHS Fruit and Vegetable Show, please download and complete the form below.


*The new novice giant veg classes are open to anyone who has not won a prize for any giant vegetable at a regional or national show or event.