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CARLETON-SUR-MER, Quebec – Damien Allard, a cabinetmaker by trade, is now the Guinness World Records’ holder for growing the heaviest turnips.
Last year, Allard’s garden produced three turnips weighing in at 22.9 kg (50 lb, 7.7 oz), 24.4 kg (53 lb, 12.7 oz) and 29 kg (63 lb, 14 oz). The largest of the three has a circumference of 138 cm (54.3 in.).
All three of the titanic turnips blew away the previous Guinness record of 17.7 kg (39 lbs, 3.2 oz).
According to the Guinness website, Allard became inspired to shoot for the turnip record after he grew a turnip weighing 7 kg (15 lb, 6.9 oz) in 2016.
The world champion of turnips told Radio-Canada, “It's been two years that I have been working quite intensely on my turnips. I suspected very strongly that this year was the right one, but I never thought I would have been more than 10 kilos above the old record."
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