Monster veg steal the show

MAMMOTH pumpkins, long runner beans, and tall sunflowers were among the exhibits at an annual Flower and Produce show.Hundreds of people turned up for the 31st Capel St Mary Allotments Association show over the weekend despite the dismal weather.

MAMMOTH pumpkins, long runner beans, and tall sunflowers were among the exhibits at an annual Flower and Produce show.

Hundreds of people turned up for the 31st Capel St Mary Allotments Association show over the weekend despite the dismal weather.

There were nearly 700 entries of all different produce and flowers from 79 exhibitors.

Four new records were created in the mammoth section including a new record for pumpkin, breaking the previous one set 25 years ago. The new pumpkin weighed over 173lbs, compared to the previous record of 165lbs, and needed four people to lift it into position.

The show's new art section also proved popular with many new exhibitors.

Phil Hickley, committee member, said: “The weather was very bad on Sunday but that didn't seem to hold people back.

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“We had a record number of exhibitors and we were really pleased with that.

“It seems to have grown in popularity over the years and some aspects of it change over time. The quality of the vegetables is extraordinary.”

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