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Monster marrow a record breaker

World's largest marrow (Western Daily Press/PA Wire)
This year's weather has been hailed as a boost for the mammoth marrow

The world's largest marrow has gone on display at a gardening show after gaining a place in the record books.

Grown by Ken Dade in Norfolk, the 65kg (143lbs) vegetable needed two men to carry it to a stand at the National Amateur Gardening Show in Somerset.

The oversized knobbly-skinned marrow was likened to a Doctor Who monster.

But the voluptuous vegetable has entered the Guinness World Records book, beating the previous world title holder by 3kg.

The vegetable is being exhibited at a giant vegetable contest at the Royal Bath and West Showground in Shepton Mallet at the weekend.

Experts said the marrow had benefited from this year's weather resulting in its mammoth size.


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