Gareth Griffin set a world record for growing the world’s largest onion.
The onion weighs 8.97 kg.
Breaking the previous record of 8.5 kg set in 2014.
A man from Guernsey has broken the world record for growing the world’s largest onion. And, no, it is not one or three kilograms hefty; it weighs 8.97 kg. On September 15, Gareth Griffin happily showcased his produce at the Harrogate Autumn Flower Show in North Yorkshire. This broke the previous record of 8.5 kilograms, which was set in 2014.
“This onion weighs more than a bowling ball!” says the caption put accompanying the Instagram photos. They revealed the onion’s weight in the following paragraphs.
They added, “On 15 September, Gareth Griffin from Guernsey presented the world’s heaviest onion – an eye-watering 8.97-kg (19-lb 12.4-oz) monster – at the Harrogate Autumn Flower Show in North Yorkshire.”
The record-keeping organization finished the post by saying, “For some context, the new record holder is around 53 times the weight of a typical brown onion and even heavier than a large bowling ball, which typically weighs 7.25 kg (16 lb).”
Griffin said to Guinness World Records (GWR) after setting the record for producing the heaviest onion in the world, “I am absolutely over the moon to have grown the world’s biggest onion.” he added, “My father grew giant onions for many years right up till the year he died, but his biggest was 7 lb 12 oz, so to have grown the world record means even more to me than it would to most people.”
On Instagram, the post was recently shared. Over 42,000 people have already liked it, and the figure is continuously rising. A few Instagram users even posted comments with their ideas.
Check out the responses below:
“The whole country is gonna cry when he cuts into that thing,” joked an individual. Another added, “First picture looks like he just won the world cup.” “Wondering what he’ll do with that onion,” expressed a third. A fourth shared, “Now that’s a record!” “Great achievement, Good job,” wrote a fifth. A sixth joined, “Wow amazing.”
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