Monstrous 18st marrow grown in Wales smashes the world record

A MONSTROUS 18st marrow matured in Wales has smashed the world record.

Vince Sjodin’s vast veg beat the previous best by nearly 3½ stone.

And at 255lbs, his magnificent marrow is 15lbs heavier than a Maro — England rugby union giant Maro Itoje.

Farmer Vince grew the whopper in Barry, South Wales — home of TV’s Gavin & Stacey.

Yesterday, he carted it all the way to the UK National Giant Vegetables Championship in Malvern, Worcestershire.

An adjudicator from Guinness World Records then measured the masterpiece and confirmed the new mark.

The previous best was a 14½ stone (206.5lbs) marrow grown by Dutch farmer Brad Wursten in 2009.

Thrilled Vince, 49, said “This is the icing on the cake. Nobody was expecting this one.

“I’ve had a few marrows weighing over 190lbs but sadly they split.

“Malvern is the show I always aim for and this record has smashed the previous record grown over in Holland.

“I’m now going to enjoy my weekend and will be having a few ciders this evening.

“It’s been fantastic to come along to a weigh-in as we really missed this in 2020. Bring on 2022 and maybe we will get one to 300lbs.”

Vince wasn’t the only record breaker at the show.

Kevin Fortey, 43, grew the UK’s largest cantaloupe melon — weighing in at 32lbs.

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