40st squash among enormous entries at National Giant Vegetables Contest

GOOD gourd, that’s enormous! Youngster Clara Smith climbs on to the heaviest squash at the annual National Giant Vegetables Contest.

Clara, ستة, was pictured with the 40st whopper, grown by Oliver Newman, among a sea of other garden goliaths.

Six-year-old Clara Smith sits on top of a 40st squash

Six-year-old Clara Smith sits on top of a 40st squashالإئتمان: ريكس

Scores of growers have entered their efforts, including Carl Lambourne, 52, who was not alone in having to forklift his on to weighing scales.

[object Window], who entered a 24½st pumpkin, قالت: “I had to transport it here on a trailer. You get funny looks on the road!"

Joe Atherton, 67, وفى الوقت نفسه, beat his own record for the longest turnip, jumping from 13ft in 2019 to 15ft this year.

Grandad-of-nine Joe, of Mansfield, نوتس, قالت: “You always breathe a sigh of relief once its transported and official on the judges’ table.”

Other winners were Sebastian Suski with the longest cucumber — 3ft 8ins — and Peter Glazebrook with a world record 7lb-plus aubergine.

أكثر من 10,000 gardening fans are expected at the annual show this weekend at The Three Counties Showground in Malvern, ووركس.

An enormous pumpkin grown by Carl Lambourne had to be transported by forklift

An enormous pumpkin grown by Carl Lambourne had to be transported by forkliftالإئتمان: سوينس
Peter Glazebrook set a world record for the size of his aubergine

Peter Glazebrook set a world record for the size of his aubergineالإئتمان: السلطة الفلسطينية
A colossla cabbage was put on show at the National Giant Vegetables Contest

A colossla cabbage was put on show at the National Giant Vegetables Contestالإئتمان: سوينس
A mega marrow is taken to the show, expected to be attended by 10,000 visitors

A mega marrow is taken to the show, expected to be attended by 10,000 visitorsالإئتمان: سوينس