It's enough to bring tears to his eyes! King of the Vegetables shows off his world record-breaking 9kg onion after winning top prize at food growing competition in Yorkshire

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  • Gareth Griffin showed off the vegetable at the Harrogate Autumn Flower Show

A man has proudly displayed his record-breaking giant onion, weighing almost 9kg, at the Harrogate Autumn Flower Show.

The humongous vegetable, owned by Gareth Griffin, weighs 8.97kg (19.775lb) and was displayed at the flower show at Newby Hall and Gardens near Ripon in North Yorkshire.

Colossal cabbages, monumental marrows and burly beetroots were among the other vegetables judged during the National English Honor Society Giant Vegetable Competition at the flower show.

Images show Gareth gazing adoringly at the oversized onion and kissing it after celebrating his victory in front of attendees. 

Paul Proud’s cabbage, parsnip, carrot, beetroot and cucumber emerged triumphant in their respective categories.

Gareth Griffin holding up his record-breaking giant onion. The vegetable weighs 8.97kg (19.775lb) and was displayed at the flower show at Newby Hall and Gardens near Ripon in North Yorkshire

Gareth Griffin holding up his record-breaking giant onion. The vegetable weighs 8.97kg (19.775lb) and was displayed at the flower show at Newby Hall and Gardens near Ripon in North Yorkshire

Gareth posing with the vegetable. Colossal cabbages, monumental marrows and burly beetroots were among the vegetables judged during the National English Honor Society (NEHS) Giant Vegetable Competition at the flower show

Gareth posing with the vegetable. Colossal cabbages, monumental marrows and burly beetroots were among the vegetables judged during the National English Honor Society (NEHS) Giant Vegetable Competition at the flower show

Chris Parish took home a prize for his giant pumpkin, which weighed 102kg.

The Harrogate Flower Show runs twice a year, in April and September.

This autumn’s flower show featured The Blooms Of Deception, a display of floral art inspired by Agatha Christie’s tales of intrigue and suspense, as the show fell on the British author’s birthday.

The show takes place on September 15 to 17 this year and up to 30,000 visitors are expected to attend.

Gareth smiling with his prized vegetable

Gareth smiling with his prized vegetable

The giant onion being weighed at the National English Honor Society Giant Vegetable Competition

The giant onion being weighed at the National English Honor Society Giant Vegetable Competition

Gareth celebrates, with the other onions that have been weighed also in view

Gareth celebrates, with the other onions that have been weighed also in view

Gareth holding up the huge onion

Gareth holding up the huge onion

Gareth looking fondly at the gigantic vegetable

Gareth looking fondly at the gigantic vegetable

Gareth holding up the record-breaking vegetable

Gareth holding up the record-breaking vegetable

Gareth proudly showing off the over-sized onion

Gareth proudly showing off the over-sized onion

Gareth holding up the huge vegetable and smiling for the camera

Gareth holding up the huge vegetable and smiling for the camera

Gareth admiring his prize-winning onion

Gareth admiring his prize-winning onion

Gareth holding the onion in front of attendees at the Harrogate Autumn Flower Show

Gareth holding the onion in front of attendees at the Harrogate Autumn Flower Show

Gareth admiring the giant onion

Gareth admiring the giant onion

Gareth holding up the gigantic vegetable

Gareth holding up the gigantic vegetable

Gareth showing off his record-breaking onion

Gareth showing off his record-breaking onion

Gareth posing with the award-winning vegetable

Gareth posing with the award-winning vegetable

Gareth smiling for the camera after his victory in the competition

Gareth smiling for the camera after his victory in the competition

Gareth holding up the 8.97kg onion

Gareth holding up the 8.97kg onion

Gareth displaying the vegetable above his head at the Harrogate Autumn Flower Show

Gareth displaying the vegetable above his head at the Harrogate Autumn Flower Show

Gareth gazing at the giant onion

Gareth gazing at the giant onion

Gareth looking fondly at the record-breaking vegetable

Gareth looking fondly at the record-breaking vegetable 

Gareth carrying the over-sized onion and laughing

Gareth carrying the over-sized onion and laughing 

Gareth holding up the giant vegetable

Gareth holding up the giant vegetable

Gareth laughing as he carries his treasured onion at the Harrogate Autumn Flower Show

Gareth laughing as he carries his treasured onion at the Harrogate Autumn Flower Show

Gareth kissing the prize-winning onion

Gareth kissing the prize-winning onion

Gareth and his beloved onion

Gareth and his beloved onion 




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