A GARDENER has grown a record 839 tomatoes on a single stem — shattering the earlier world greatest.
Douglas Smith’s haul is kind of double the present record of 488 from 2010.
It took an hour to reap your complete pound coin-sized fruit, which weighed higher than 9lb.
Douglas, 43, filmed the rely and referred to as in a priest and a policeman as witnesses so it is perhaps verified as a new Guinness World Record.
The IT supervisor, of Stanstead Abbotts, Herts, ready meticulously for the difficulty — poring over scientific papers and sending soil samples to a lab for evaluation.
His tomatoes have been grown from seeds planted in March, with merely two retained for the try for a lot of tomatoes on a single stem, or truss.
He talked about: “I spent three or four hours a week tending to them in a greenhouse.”
Dad-of-one Douglas has furthermore grown the most important tomato in Britain — a 6lb-plus monster harvested final yr.