World's heaviest onion - World's Biggest onion picture

World's heaviest onion - World's Biggest onion

The world's heaviest onion has gone on display at a horticultural show in Yorkshire.

Peter Glazebrook's prize-winning onion weighed in at 18lb 1oz, beating his previous record of 17lb 5oz set last year at the Harrogate Autumn Flower Show.

Glazebrook told PA: "It was such a surprise. I didn't expect it at all. I had weighed it at home but you never know how much it is going to weigh once it is trimmed of its leaves and roots and weighed by officials at the show.

"I had a feeling it was close but when we found out it was over the record, well I was very pleased."
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Glazebrook took a total of nine first prize awards at the show, including an award for a marrow weighing 119lb 12oz and a giant cabbage weighing 81lb 6oz, which had to be moved around the showground in a wheelbarrow.

He had spent 25 years trying to claim the title for the world's heaviest onion, and added that his achievement felt "amazing".

Glazebrook attributed the secret of his success to growing his onions in large pots instead of directly into garden soil.

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