Gardening fans show off their giant produce including a giant marrow and a pumpkin carried by a forklift ahead of fruit and vegetable autumn show

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  • Thousands are expected to flock to the Worcestershire town this weekend
  • Each year records are expected to be broken with this year being no exception 

Gardening experts have shown off their colossally huge fruit and vegetables ahead of this year’s Malvern Autumn Show.

Thousands of people are expected to flock to the Worcestershire town for a glimpse of some gigantic greens from Friday and over the weekend.

Expert growers have already been showing off their prized fruit and vegetables today as judging for the UK Giant Vegetables Championships begins.

They have been showcasing their extra large veg – from giant pumpkins to cucumbers over 100cm long (3.2ft) – at the Three Counties Showground.

Each year records are expected to be broken with this year being no exception as adjudicators from the National Vegetable Society inspect each offering.

One of the defining features of the show is the Giant Vegetables Championships, which is set to return again this year with more oversized fruit and vegetables.

One of the defining features of the show is the Giant Vegetables Championships, which is set to return again this year with more oversized fruit and vegetables.

A man has to use a forklift in order to lift his gigantic pumpkin. Many world records are due to be broken

A man has to use a forklift in order to lift his gigantic pumpkin. Many world records are due to be broken

Expert growers have already been showing off their prized fruit and vegetables

Expert growers have already been showing off their prized fruit and vegetables

Each year records are expected to be broken with this year being no exception

Each year records are expected to be broken with this year being no exception

Eleven new Guinness World Records were set at last year's show, including the heaviest aubergine

Eleven new Guinness World Records were set at last year’s show, including the heaviest aubergine

Hoping to have claimed the giant cucumber record this year is Tom Bailey, 32, who says he's narrowly beaten last years record by 600 grams (1.3lbs)

Hoping to have claimed the giant cucumber record this year is Tom Bailey, 32, who says he’s narrowly beaten last years record by 600 grams (1.3lbs)

Eleven new Guinness World Records were set at last year’s show, including the heaviest aubergine weighing in at 3.362kg (7.4lb) and the longest leek at 1.43m (4.6ft) long.

Hoping to have claimed the giant cucumber record this year is Tom Bailey, 32, who says he’s narrowly beaten last years record by 600 grams (1.3lbs).

Tom, from Barry, South Wales, said his cucumber had weighed in at a whopping 13.52kg (39lbs) and measured a enormous 41 inches (3.4ft).

The event from 22nd to the 24th September is the UK's biggest harvest season celebration

The event from 22nd to the 24th September is the UK’s biggest harvest season celebration

Thousands of people are expected to flock to the Worcestershire town for a glimpse of some gigantic greens

Thousands of people are expected to flock to the Worcestershire town for a glimpse of some gigantic greens

Gardeners have been showcasing their extra large veg - from giant pumpkins to cucumbers over 100cm long (3.2ft) - at the Three Counties Showground

Gardeners have been showcasing their extra large veg – from giant pumpkins to cucumbers over 100cm long (3.2ft) – at the Three Counties Showground

Several people have to help in order to lift the huge pumpkin. Expert growers have shown off their veg on Thursday ahead of the festival this weekend

Several people have to help in order to lift the huge pumpkin. Expert growers have shown off their veg on Thursday ahead of the festival this weekend

Many of the vegetables are the size of a child coming in at just over three feet and weighing several pounds

Many of the vegetables are the size of a child coming in at just over three feet and weighing several pounds

He added: ‘It’s a 13.52kg cucumber, it was a bit of a surprise. It’s my first year entering.

‘It’s a good seed and soil that make it. I’ve been using alpaca manure. That’s helped it, and a bit of luck.

‘It’s my first competition. I’ve tried pumpkins before. But I got given some cucumber seeds and I thought I’d chuck them in. I’ve managed to grow a record.

‘Mine’s above average for this year, I think the previous record was 12.9kg.

‘As long as life don’t take over with the baby I want to try and beat my own record. I want to try cucumbers again.’




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