A green-fingered resident in Nottinghamshire has managed to grow a vegetable which is more than a metre long.

63-year-old Jasbir Singh Dosanjh has thanked this year's summer weather for the bottle gourd, which measures 56 inches.

Grown in the Whitemoor allotments in Wilkinson Street, the grandad of four says:

I have had my allotment for 30 years. This is the second largest thing I have grown. I once grew a pumpkin that was 100 kilos.

Jasbir Singh Dosanjh

Jasbir says he may use the vegetable in a curry.

The bottle gourd is a vegetable that is native to Africa. It is a member of the same family as cucumbers, pumpkins and melons.

The vegetable measured 56 inches. Credit: BPM Media