The world’s biggest leek

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Here’s something Max Boyce will be keen to get his hands on, the world’s biggest leek!

63-year-old John Pearson from Sunderland has grown a 9.2kg leek, which he showed off at a horticultural show in Co. Durham this week. Mr Pearson said the secret to growing such a mammoth vegetable was all down to the seeds used, he got them off the previous record holder, John Soulsby from Gateshead.

“I’m proud to have the world record, but anyone could grow a leek like this – if they had the right pips.” Mr Pearson joked.

But he’s returned the favour and given Mr Soulsby seeds from the current record breaker.

The world's biggest leek

The world's biggest leek

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