By harvesting 839 tomatoes from one single stem, a UK grower goes for a Guinness World Record attempt. The current world record is 488, says UK grower Douglas Smith, who is currently awaiting verification from Guinness itself.
So today I went for a Guinness World record attempt for ‘most tomatoes on a single truss / stem’.— Douglas Smith (@sweetpeasalads) September 10, 2021
Today we counted 839 tomatoes vs current WR of 488!! Awaiting verification from Guinness in due course. pic.twitter.com/OgdbUk02rF
According to an article in the UK newspaper The Sun, it took an hour to harvest all the pound coin-sized fruit, which weighed more than 9lb.
Douglas, 43, filmed the count and called in a priest and a policeman as witnesses so it can be verified as a new Guinness World Record.
PC Herod was an independent witness for a Guinness World Record attempt today. Douglas of Stanstead Abbotts has beaten the most tomatoes grown on a single stem. The current record is 488 with a total count 839. Awaiting verification! @MattOliver87 @sweetpeasalads @happeninginhert pic.twitter.com/rV6asFHWS4— East Herts Police (@EastHertsPolice) September 10, 2021
Read the complete article at www.thesun.co.uk.