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Green-fingered resident grows vegetable to more than a metre long

The bottle gourd is native to Africa. Photo: BPM Media

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.

Jasbir Singh Dosanjh has grown a bottle gourd vegetable to more than a metre long. Credit: BPM Media

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.

It's not a secret. I do not use any chemicals, just water and manure.

It has been a good summer, I grew one last year but it was only 40cm.

– 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