Potatoes can grow to be all kinds of sizes. They can even be larger than life, so to speak. There have been potatoes so big that they hold world records for largest potato. The largest potato to be grown weight 18 pounds and four ounces. That’s more than twice the size of a typical newborn baby. This giant potato is in the Guinness Book of World Records. I think that this farmer is very happy!
A potato of that size is also good for more than 70 orders of french fries at a fast food restaurant.
UGLY BUT SWEET Lebanese farmer Khalil Semhat holds a giant potato in the southern Lebanese city of Tyre on December 6, 2008. The farmer couldn’t believe his peeled eyes when he discovered he had grown a massive potato weighing 11.3 kilos (24.9 pounds), he said, adding that he now hopes to enter the Guinness World Records book.
An amateur gardener has grown the world’s biggest potato.
The prize potato, grown by Peter Glazebrook, tips the scales at a whopping 8lbs 4oz (3.76kg), smashing the previous world record by 9oz. The vegetable, Peter’s Kondor variety, was put on show on Friday at the National Gardening Show in Shepton Mallet, Somerset.
It is not the first time Mr Glazebrook, 66, from Northampton, has hit the headlines. The retired chartered surveyor has previously held the world record for the longest carrot, after producing a 17-foot long specimen. He has also been the double Guinness World Record holder for the heaviest parsnip, at 13lb, and the longest beetroot at 21ft.
Will someone grow a potato even larger than the world record holder? It’s bound to happen at some point. Why not turn it into the world’s largest loaded baked potato?