World's longest turnip measuring four metres smashes records

A new Guinness World Record for the longest turnip ever to be recorded was made at the Malvern Autumn Show this weekend.

Grower Joe Atherton said he was "delighted" to break the world record, with a turnip measuring 4.064m.

Joe, who is retired, grows his giant vegetables in his back garden with the help of his wife Carmel.

“I planted the seed in May using guttering to grow it out, but it’s Carmel who does the cleaning, which is crucial because she makes sure it doesn't break. It’s true what they say, behind every man there’s a better woman,” said Joe.

Giant veg judge Matryn Davies said it was great to see a new world record broken at the show.

Thousands of people attended the two-day festival in Worcestershire.

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