A Canadian man has broken the record of growing the world’s largest turnip. Damien Allard based out of Carleton-sur-Mer, Quebec, holds the new world record of growing the world’s heaviest turnips. The official Guinness World Records website states that he has not only grown one, but three world record breaking turnips. The existing heaviest Turnip before Allard’s was 17.7 kilograms, and the heaviest turnip that he has grown weighs 29.00 kilograms. The other two of his record breaking turnips weigh 22.9 kilograms and 24.4 kilograms. The farming enthusiast revealed that he had been working on his turnips for over three years.
His journey of growing huge turnips began in 2016 after he grew a root that weighed seven kilograms. It was on that day he searched for the world record for the heaviest turnip and found out the former title holder’s weight of turnip. From that day on, he made it his mission to grow a record breaking turnip. Over the years, he worked on growing huge turnips in order to register the record in his name.
The now world record holder said that he had sown his turnips in 2020, during theseason. After that,he spent a good amount of time nourishing and taking care of them. Then one day, when his turnips were huge enough, he weighed them, only to find out that he had not grown one but three turnips that broke the previous record. The overjoyed, farming enthusiast told a Canadian radio channel that he, for the past two years, had been very seriously and intensely working on his turnips. He also added that he had a feeling that he would manage to grow a record breaking turnip this year.
If there is one thing that can be learnt from Allard’s world record,it is that patience and hard work are the key to achieving the most unimaginable goals. Meanwhile, the Guinness World Record for the longest turnip is held by Joe Atherton who grew a turnip which was 13 feet 4 inches in length. This record was set in Malvern in the United Kingdom on September 28, 2019.