Monday, September 26, 2011

World's Giant Vegetables (20 pics)

Yeah, these "babes" to feed an entire family in a year of famine. Huge pumpkin, zucchini, mushrooms and cucumbers continue to surprise even the most seasoned gardeners.

1 — Joe Midway with 392-pound pumpkin grown by Ken Rayyanom, winner of the contest for the biggest pumpkin. (Cameron Richardson / Newspix / Rex / Rex Features)

2 —  This, though not a vegetable, but still impressive: huge mushrooms grown in China. (Quirky China News / Rex Features) 

3 —  Antonio Marton with a tomato weighing 450 grams and a diameter of 38 cm, this giant has grown from a seed that Antonio had sent his family from Naples. (Solent News / Rex Features)

4 —  Nissan of Omer Tamir, Israel, show them grown radishes, each of which weighs 10 kg. (Azulai / Israel Sun / Rex Features)

5 — . "Gherkin" in length 106 cm, grown Claire Pierce Uittlsete. (Albanpix Ltd / Rex Features) 

6 —  The gardener and his son Phillip Vauels Andrew and 51-pound zucchini in Llangerri, South Wales. (Rex Features) 

7 —  Derek Neumann farmer carries a giant cabbage for the exhibition of flowers and vegetables, which is held annually in the UK, in the town Herrougeyt.

8 —  This year the exhibition of flowers and vegetables in the city Herrougeyt, which is located in the north of the UK, celebrated its centenary. At the same vegetables such size seen there before. 

9 —  Proud exhibitors farm festival in the town Herrougeyt.

10 —  Farmer Joe Grouer Atherton holds his head over a giant cucumber.

11 —  Giant zucchini from the farmer on his shoulder.

12 —  Pete with a giant zucchini Gleyzbruk.

13 —  Professional gardener Peter Gleyzbruk from the UK with a bow, has broken the previous world record by 1 kg 100 grams. (Christopher Furlong / Getty Images) 

14 — . During his bow Peter Gleyzbruk received 1,500 euros. It is worth noting that he had already set a world record for the most gigantic potatoes, beets and parsnips. 

15 —  The weight of this "onion" - 8,15 kilograms.

16 —  Michael Kingston with a 5.7-pound leeks grown Jo Atherton at the competition "Veg-Monster" in Shepton Mollet, Somerset, in 1999. (Tim Ockenden / PA) 

17 —  Bob Aynstoun a 2.27-pound carrots from his garden in 1973. (JRV Johnson / Hulton Archive / Getty Images) 

18 —  The legend in the world of growing huge vegetables Bernard Lavery with his crops in 1995. (Chip Hires / Gamma-Rapho / Getty Images) 

19 —  Again, not a vegetable, and 1.5-pound white truffle - a real treasure. Went under the hammer for 160 pounds. (MN Chan / Getty Images AsiaPac)

20 — Director of the autumn flower show Martin Fish with a huge cabbage on the 100th anniversary exhibition. ((John Giles / PA)

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