Giant veggie battle heats up
YANGAN hobby farmer Halvor Guy prides himself on growing edible delicacies of the monster genus and his latest picking sure lives up to that status.
Not to be outdone by his old mate Member for Southern Downs Lawrence Springborg, who grew a record-breaking 304kg pumpkin, Mr Guy has countered with a monster bean.
Beans are usually the size of a slim finger and get pushed around the dinner plate but there’s no chance of pushing this genetically questionable green bean around the back of a ute, let alone the dinner plate.
“It came from a mongrel-looking seed,” Mr Guy said.
“It’s as solid as hell, not flimsy at all.
“It’s a New Guinea butter bean and this is the biggest I’ve ever seen. I reckon it weighs about 10kg.
“I grew it from seed and it took about three and a half months to grow. I had to make sure the vine was up high otherwise the bean would have crept along the ground.”