world records

Botanic Superlatives: World's Largest Rutabaga

November 22, 2011
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When Welsh farmer Ian Neale unearthed his enormous rutabaga (Brassica napobrassica) last month, he most likely had some sense of the notoriety it would usher in—the 68-year-old has been cultivating superlative vegetables for many years. He previously plucked a record-breaking celery (52 pounds), and a beetroot (51.5 pounds). 

Botanic Superlatives: Super Sunflowers

November 11, 2011
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Sunflowers can grow remarkably fast and incredibly tall. Young gardeners, unwitting cultivators, and casual competitors have all planted extraordinary sunflowers—here's a look at a few.