A man in Otsego, MN may have just set a world record for the world's heaviest carrot. His robust root vegetable tipped the Guinness scales at 22 pounds, 4 ounces. The current record is 20 pounds.
According to Kare 11:
Chris Qualley says he knew very little about gardening but, three years ago, decided to start a new hobby. Today, he grows giant carrots, tomatoes, pumpkins, watermelons and more.
Qualley credits his growing success to soil, seeds and a lot of luck.
"Don’t get me wrong, I dump a lot of fertilizer," Qualley joked. "But the weather this summer has been somewhat cool and cloudy -- perfect growing conditions for a carrot," he said. Qualley plans to store the giant carrot in hopes of replanting it next spring for its seeds.
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