the essential It is certainly the world record. While weeding their garden, Colin and Donna Craig-Brown came across a huge potato weighing 7.9 kilos.
Gardeners Colin and Donna Craig-Brown show off their potentially record-breaking 7.8kg potato.
The couple discovered the monster spud when digging a cucumber bed and think it must have self-seeded. They have named it Doug.
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While waiting for Guinness’ response, the couple’s potato is living a life of local celebrity. In order to show it to as many people as possible, Colin even built a small platform with wheels.
The huge potato was placed in a freezer while awaiting an expertise to approve the record. But it could find a second life before it ends in puree: a distiller has shown himself very interested in making vodka.