An amateur gardener has grown the world's longest parsnip. Peter Glazebrook's super-sized parsnip measures in at 18.5ft - or 5.607 metres, 36 times the length of a normal variety. The vegetable was unveiled at the UK National Giant Vegetables Championships in Somerset.
It is not the first time that Mr Glazebrook, 68, from Newark, Notts., has hit the headlines for his over-sized veg. The retired chartered surveyor - has previously held the world record for the largest potato, after producing an 8lbs 40oz (3.76kg) spud.
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Mr Glazebrook, has also been the double Guinness World Record holder for the heaviest parsnip, at 13lb, and the longest beetroot at 21ft. He said: "The previous record was something like 17ft 5in, and this one is 5.607 metres, which is 18ft 5in. The details will have to go off to Guinness World Records but it's going to be a world record.
"I am chuffed. It is very tricky to grow long parsnips. I grow them in pipes attached to the gable end of a barn so they grow downwards and what happens is the parsnip grows long and thin. The pipe comes apart in half lengthways and it's a very delicate operation to get it out of the soil without breaking it. I managed it with this one."