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  Boy plucks apple as big as head
Updated 08 October 2004, 12.04
Jamie Corston and the monster apple. Copyright Albanpix.com
A boy has got a lot of apple pie to look forward to after helping to grow an apple almost as big as his head.

Six-year-old Jamie Corston watched hungrily all summer as the monster Bramley swelled to a whopping 1.1kg in weight, and 45cm round.

His parents, Geoff and Janet, got the apple going by piling cow dung around the tree's base each year, and checked on it to see when it was ready to pick.

Now they're hoping to get at least two pies out of the amazing apple.

It's not the biggest apple ever grown in Britain, as that title's held by a 1.4kg Howgate Wonder grown in 1997.

However, Adrian Barlow, spokesman for English Apples and Pears, told the Daily Mail newspaper: "It's extraordinary and magnificent."

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