World’s Biggest Onion – Breaks Guinness World Records!

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Do you know about the World’s Biggest Onion that also holds the Guinness World Records? Read on to know about it in detail!

World's Biggest Onion

The World’s Biggest Onion was so enormous that it was big enough for many families for the use in their full day meal! Here’s how it broke the record!

The World’s Biggest Onion

In September 2021, the Guinness World Record for the heaviest onion is held by Tony Glover from the United Kingdom. In 2014, he grew an onion weighing 18 pounds 1 ounce (8.16 kilograms). This impressive onion was grown in Leicestershire, England.

How It Earned its Name in the Book of World Records?

How It Earned its Name in the Book of World Records

Tony Glover, a resident of Moira in Leicestershire, UK, achieved this remarkable feat by breaking the Guinness World Records‘ record for the heaviest onion.

Weighing an astonishing 18 pounds and 11 ounces (8.195 kilograms) and measuring 32 inches around its widest part, this enormous vegetable earned Mr. Glover the title and set a new world record for the Heaviest Onion, as confirmed by the World Record Academy.

It took him approximately 11 months of dedicated cultivation to grow this oversized onion, surpassing the previous record held by Peter Glazebrook by 10 ounces. Glazebrook’s onion weighed 18 pounds and 1.5 ounces.

The impressive onion from Mr. Glover’s backyard garden has garnered significant attention, with its size equivalent to 250 regular onions, French onion soup for 36 people, or 50 portions of onion rings.

According to reports, the ambitious gardener plans to use the seeds from this record-breaking onion to cultivate an even larger and heavier one in the following year.

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