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World record cauliflower

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Au_marché_-_chou-fleurs_2Peter Glazebrook, of Newark, Nottinghamshire has grown a world record cauliflower (Brassica oleracea var. botrytis), weighing almost 27.5kg (60.5lbs).  The record, which has been verified a team from the National Vegetable Society, is Mr Glazebrook’s most recent success; he already holds the world records for beetroot (Beta vulgaris ssp. vulgaris), parsnip (Pastinaca sativa ssp. sativa), onion (Allium cepa) and potato (Solanum tuberosum).

The winning cauliflower was grown in Mr Glazebrook’s greenhouse and ‘nutured …with calcium nitrate and then potash’.  An ‘exceptionally mild autumn also helped produce the monster.

[The Times, 28 April 204]; image: Wiki Commons.

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