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Giant strawberries the size of an egg on sale in UK

Giant strawberries the size of an egg and big enough to share have gone on sale in time for Valentine's Day.

The Spanish-grown King strawberry is being sold by Marks and Spencer.

The retailer says the fruit is at least 30% bigger than the average strawberry, and sweeter, making it the "perfect treat for sharing with someone special".

King strawberries are being sold by Marks and Spencer across the UK. Credit: Marks and Spencer/PA Wire

The retail chain's fruit expert Bill Davies said: "These jumbo King strawberries are perfect for two, delicious on their own or made extra special by dipping in melted chocolate for the ultimate Valentine's treat."

The introduction of giant strawberries is part of a trend at M&S for unusually-sized fruit and follows the success of the tiny 'Tiddly Pomme' apple and the giant 'Satsumo' satsuma

King strawberries are available in stores nationwide now for £6.99.

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Who spends most on Valentine's Day?

Men in the North East are among the top spenders when it comes to buying for their loved ones on Valentine's Day.

  • Men in York spend an average £62.67
  • Men in Newcastle fork out £43.77
  • Men in Aberdeen spent the least - under £10

The study, conducted by hotel chain Travelodge, also found Britons are spending 98 million pounds more this Valentine's Day compared to 2012.

2000 people were surveyed.