A PENSIONER has grown a massive 5ft 3½in marrow — taller than Aussie pop queen Kylie Minogue and reality TV star Kim Kardashian.
Eraklas Phillipou, 75, only planted it to make a change from flowers — but unleashed a veggie skyscraper.A pensioner has grown a massive 5ft 3½in marrow[/caption] The marrow is taller than Aussie pop queen Kylie Minogue[/caption]
He says his green giant, which hangs on a trellis in his garden, weighs around 25kg and could be a world record.
Retired hairdresser Eraklas told The Sun: “It has just kept growing and growing, it’s enormous.
“I never set out to grow a marrow this big but now I have I think it’s hilarious.
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“In 30 years of gardening this is the most extraordinary thing I’ve grown. I normally just stick to flowers so this was a total shock.”
The gourd-style veg is a local attraction, with people peering over to take photos in Wandsworth, South West London.
The current Guinness World Record for tallest marrow is 5ft 1.8in, grown last year in Barry, South Wales.
Eraklas eventually plans to chop it up and share it with family and neighbours.
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But he said: “It could be marrow for dinner for a while.”Eraklas Phillipou only planted it to make a change from flowers — but unleashed a veggie skyscraper[/caption]