Allotment Diary : Harrogate Giant Vegetable Competition : World Record Carrot & Onion

A quick look around the Giant Vegetable Competition at the Harrogate Show.
These are hideous looking specimens grown purely for bulk and not for quality or looks.
The complete opposite of the exhibition part of the show.
This year the Guinness World Record was broken for the Biggest / Heaviest Onion and also the Heaviest Carrot grown by Peter Glazebrook..
There are classes for all sorts from pumpkins, and marrows to the longest cucumber and runner bean.
It’s a bit of fun and some of the things are enormous, but inedible.

35 Comments

  1. Lwest on February 26, 2021 at 10:07 pm

    Wow you weren’t kidding, some hideously ugly veggies. Fun to see them tho, thanks!

  2. Dian Nugrahari on February 26, 2021 at 10:07 pm

    Those cabbages are normal sized in my country. I’ve seen cabbage heads over 3 feet in diameter here.

  3. SHC on February 26, 2021 at 10:07 pm

    Mutants

  4. clairesallotment on February 26, 2021 at 10:10 pm

    Those are some ugly vegetables!! But I do love the carrots and potatoes. Puts my one potatoe of 1lb 9.4 oz to shame.

  5. In the garden with Grandpa and Grandma on February 26, 2021 at 10:11 pm

    Quite the collection

    Cheers
    Harold

  6. Mademoiselle Biscuit on February 26, 2021 at 10:12 pm

    I think giant vegetable competitions and dramatic classical music go hand in hand. In all seriousness, I would love to go to one of these events. Looks fun!

  7. TheItalian Garden on February 26, 2021 at 10:18 pm

    i have a feeling if i bough some Kelsey seeds, and tried to grow an onion that big i could just judging by the size of the white onions i grew this year.

  8. Allotmental on February 26, 2021 at 10:23 pm

    Some amazing veg there. Hope to see more of yours in the biggest section 😁

  9. Cactus Jack on February 26, 2021 at 10:25 pm

    I wish i had the money to grow giant pumpkins, but I’m definitely not about to spend $100 for 1 seed. Not to mention the water bill while trying to keep that giant pumpkin happy haha.

  10. Green Eater on February 26, 2021 at 10:28 pm

    0:22 in the backround is Peter Glazebrook!

  11. Gardening With Puppies on February 26, 2021 at 10:28 pm

    Some real whoppers there. Thanks for the tour.

  12. Sergey Romanov on February 26, 2021 at 10:29 pm

    Was it yours?

  13. catscats50 on February 26, 2021 at 10:32 pm

    Another 14lb and I would have had the bigest onion. Will try again next year. All the best Paul.

  14. Revival of the fittest Only the strong survive on February 26, 2021 at 10:36 pm

    I bet you see rogue insects trying to gtfo quite often at that show

  15. Shane Cormier on February 26, 2021 at 10:37 pm

    This is what happens when you juice your vegetables.

  16. Patrick Meehan on February 26, 2021 at 10:40 pm

    Wow! Some big stuff there. Thanks for sharing

  17. garryentropy on February 26, 2021 at 10:40 pm

    are they inedible because they get to woody?

  18. Ryan McQuillan on February 26, 2021 at 10:41 pm

    Awesome

  19. ahabtheplant on February 26, 2021 at 10:44 pm

    Wow!

    And I thought purple bendy thing was scary.

    That parsnip could walk across the floor after someone!

    I think I’m going to try for the world’s largest Micro Tom or similar indoor tomato. Then again how would any one know it was the world’s largest?

    It’s still going to be tiny!

  20. kinito W on February 26, 2021 at 10:45 pm

    After the competition is done, what happens to the vegetables? Are they edible?

  21. Aaron's allotment on February 26, 2021 at 10:48 pm

    That is brilliant Dan.  It was great to see the whole class entries and not just the winner to get an idea of the absolute strength in depth of the entrants.  Shame about your marrow, I reckoned it was the best looker, and earning the places you did I think is brilliant.  Well done, it was a great video so thanks for showing us around.

  22. Jim Conner on February 26, 2021 at 10:50 pm

    Thanks Dan – Now feel all inadequate about the size of my cucumber(s) 🙂

  23. TheEmptyNester on February 26, 2021 at 10:51 pm

    Those are some big veggies! Amazing. 🙂

  24. haynerbass on February 26, 2021 at 10:54 pm

    Yay Wagner.

  25. Southpaw Davey urban farm. on February 26, 2021 at 10:55 pm

    Amazing veg. Thanks for sharing.

  26. Educated Gibberish on February 26, 2021 at 10:55 pm

    I watched 1 video on a guy that farms giant vegetables and now im binging this stuff

  27. Diggerdooley's allotment plot on February 26, 2021 at 10:55 pm

    Thanks for sharing 🙂

  28. Mizana 86 on February 26, 2021 at 10:56 pm

    Are any of these vegetables eatable?

  29. Rachel Klueck on February 26, 2021 at 10:56 pm

    Someday, I’ll grow a giant asparagus in my garden and put it in the vegetable show.

  30. Layne Rossi on February 26, 2021 at 10:58 pm

    Ok that onion. wow. How does that even happen? GMO? Steroids? I saw it but can’t get my head to accept a group of 3 onions weighing 49 pounds! Boom!

  31. Mari A on February 26, 2021 at 10:58 pm

    Here I am, thinking oh dear, my courgettes have grown oversized…they would be classed "babies" here!

  32. Grandmother Deb’s Way on February 26, 2021 at 10:58 pm

    So there IS a monster veg division, after all! Thanks for sharing this, Dan!
    Deb 😎

  33. dschaechter1 on February 26, 2021 at 10:59 pm

    thanks for taking us along, never been to one before

  34. Allotmental on February 26, 2021 at 10:59 pm

    Some amazing veg there. Hope to see more of yours in the biggest section 😁

  35. derek flint on February 26, 2021 at 11:00 pm

    I grow giant tomatoes for competitions. I’d like to know what variety the winning tomato was in this competition. I usually grow the Big Zac hybrid, but the largest in this video appears to be a different variety.

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