Biggest potato in the world weighs in at 8lbs


An amateur gardener has s-mashed his way into the record books – after growing the world’s biggest POTATO.

Peter Glazebrook’s super-sized spud tips the scales at a whopping 8lbs 40oz (3.76kg), smashing the previous world record by 9oz.

The vast vegetable, Peter’s Kondor variety, was unveiled at the National Gardening Show in Shepton Mallet, Somerset.

It is not the first time Mr Glazebrook, 66, from Northampton, has hit the headlines for his over-sized veg.

The green-fingered grower – a retired chartered surveyor – has previously held the world record for the longest carrot, after producing a 17-FOOT long monster.

Peter has also been the double Guinness World Record holder for the heaviest parsnip, at 13lb, and the longest beetroot at 21ft.

Speaking before his latest triumph, he said: ”The secret to success is starting with the right seed.

”It’s learning how to grow them and putting a lot of effort in and picking up tips from other growers and reading what you can about it.”

The potato was weighed at the show’s Giant Vegetable Competition and Peter is now awaiting verification from Guinness World Records.


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