10 September 1999
Just water for the worlds biggest leek

AN AWARD has just been made for the worlds biggest leek which attains a huge size while being fed only on water.

A pair of Thirston leeks measured 349.56 cubic inches, exceeding the world record by almost 23 cubic inches.

The leeks grow over a 10 month period to a length of about 30 inches.

  • The Times 10/09/99 page 9
  • The Daily Telegraph 10/09/99 page 9