Weightlifter Jonathan Walker lifts a giant marrow over his head.

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Vegetable weightlifting

Local weightlifter Jonathan Walker lifts a giant green marrow weighing 119 lbs., 12 oz. over his head on Sept. 14 at the Great Yorkshire Showground. The vegetable, grown by Peter Glazebrook of Newark, won first place in the Giant Marrow Class of the Harrogate Autumn Flower Show in England.

 

Gardeners from across Britain descend on the Great Yorkshire Showground every September to show off their prized vegetable and flower crops in hopes of earning a coveted award from the judges.

 

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Peter Glazebrook poses with his world record breaking onion

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Onion admiration

Giant vegetable grower Peter Glazebrook from Newark poses with his world record breaking onion that weighed in at a whopping 18 lbs., 1 oz., beating his previous world record by almost 2 ounces.

 

Glazebrook won all six classes in the giant vegetable competition at the Harrogate Autumn Flower Show.

 

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Prized carrots are displayed on a table

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Perfect carrots

A group of prized carrots are displayed at a judging table during the Harrogate Autumn Flower Show.

 

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Visitors admire and discuss giant vegetables

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Monster cabbages

Visitors to the annual Harrogate Autumn Flower Show stop to admire massive cabbages in the giant vegetables class.

 

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