Most varieties of Giant fruits and vegetables grown: world record in Jumping Branch, West Virginia
Jumping Branch, West Virginia, United States–Ryan Cook, a local Giant Grower from Summers county, West Virginia, in only his second year, has grown 36 different giant fruits and vegetables in his garden, thus setting the world record for the Most varieties of giant fruits and vegetables grown in a single season, according to the WORLD RECORD ACADEMY.
The record was verified/measured by the Mountain State Giant growers club and giant growers witnesses as well as things taken to GPC competition.
The list is long and has some very unusual fruits/vegetables in it. The list includes
- Field pumpkins
- Long gourd
- Heavy carrot
- Long carrot
- Red cabbage
- Heavy chili
- Sunflowers tall
- Corn tallest
- Sunflower stalk
- Rhubarb leaf
- Sunflowers head
- Green squash
- giant cucumber
- long cucumber
- long bean
- broad bean
- longest ear of corn
- longest banana squash
- long pepper
- most heads on a single sunflower
- giant Swiss chard leaf
While some of his giants grown didn’t get to their full potential he says just growing that many types of giants is a feat in and of itself!!
“The time,effort, planning, prepping and strategizing is only a small portion of it as you battle the weather which this year was horrible as we fought monsoon like rain, flooding, weeks with little to no sun, extreme heat then unseasonably cold days and nights and back to heat or rain.”
“There was no consistency to this year in our area not to mention fighting mice, chipmunks, moles, bugs of all sorts and the constant disease pressure because of the weather all a combination for crop failure yet still was able to pull out several state records despite all the odds stacked against me!! God has surely blessed our efforts!!”
“So while some didn’t get big enough to compete from having to fight to keep the plants alive all season we still done well and learned a lot in the process!!
“We are hoping to have everything picked by October 8th 2022 and patches tilled and cover crop sowed prepping for next season where we will attempt to add to the list of giants grown in a single year!!”
“I hold the most state records in West Virginia and I’m looking to extend that record some more this season and next year I hope to obtain several more!! The goal is to hold the most state records in the US at one time!!”