A fair of tomatoes on a tree

A fair of tomatoes on a tree

A fair of tomatoes on a tree

A renowned vegetable grower claims to have set a world record by growing 5,891 tomatoes on a single plant. Douglas Smith, a UK grower, has grown red and green tomatoes weighing over 20kg. That’s about the same weight as a mountain bike.

This is not the first time Hertfordshire resident Douglas Smith has set a crop record. He has previously set a record by growing 20 feet tall sunflowers.

It took him more than two and a half hours to pick about 6,000 tomatoes. However, his name has not yet been officially entered in the Guinness Book of World Records. But his tomato-picking was observed by parish commission president Mike Dormon and another esteemed pastor, Sarah Forrest.

Earlier there was a record of producing 1 thousand 355 tomatoes. The 44-year-old farmer broke it after producing four times as many tomatoes on one plant. The previous record holder was Surjit Singh Keith. who hails from Coventry in the West Midlands. He made this record in 2013.

A fair of tomatoes on a tree

Douglas said he wanted to break the record but never thought he would produce close to 6,000 tomatoes.

Meanwhile, a Hampshire farmer has produced the world’s largest cucumber.

Grower Sebastian Susky’s giant vegetable is a little over three feet tall. It is four times larger than the cucumber available in the market. It weighs about 20 times more than a cucumber.
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