Vegetarian Newsletter


Horticultural Sciences Department
A Vegetable Crops Extension Publication

August 2007

 


 

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Record Collard Garners Certificate from Guinness World Records

 

Curtis Smyder, Program Assistant and James Stephens, Emeritus Professor, Horticultural Sciences Department

 

This July a lake county man had an unexpected honor, his Record-Size Vegetable also made it into the Guinness World Records. Mr. Woodrow Granger of Leesburg, FL, grew a ‘Georgia ' Collard that measured 14' 3''. We are always glad to issue certificates for new Florida Record-Size Vegetables, but this was made all the more exciting by news we received from Charles Fedunak, a Lake County extension agent that Mr. Granger received a certificate from the Guinness World Records for growing the largest ‘ Georgia ' Collard. Our hats go off to Mr. Granger on his achievement.

Currently Palm Beach County holds the most Florida records with 10 out of the 53 that kept are by Jim. Stephens. The runner-up is Suwannee County , holding eight records so far.

Please see the current record-size big vegetables below for the current records (through August, 2007). The old record for a collard was 13' 9.5'' which was set by Betty Gibson from Seminole county.

Anyone who thinks they may have a record-size vegetable can consult the list below and should contact their local extension office who will work with us on the certification process, which includes identifying, weighing, and recording each candidate vegetable if an record is broken the grower will receive a certificate from us acknowledging their achievement.

 


Mr. Granger with his record-size ‘ Georgia ' collard

 

 

Florida Record-Size Vegetables
UF/IFAS, Horticultural Sciences Dept.
Jim Stephens - Retired - (352)392-1928 x226
(Last update August 2007)

Vegetable

Variety

Size

County

Grower

Date

 

Bean, Lima

Pole

9½ in.

St. Lucie

Walter

04\12\95

 

Beet

Detroit Red

8 lb. 1 oz.

Duval

Lewis

05\30\98

 

Boniata

-

12 lb. 10 oz.

Seminole

Phillips

03\05\91

 

Broccoli

-

5 lb. 4 oz.

Suwannee

Graham

06\06\93

 

Cabbage

Early Round Dutch

20 lb. 9 oz.

St. Johns

Worley

05\28\97

 

Cantaloupe

unknown

35 lb. 3 oz.

Manatee

Canniff

06\19\03

 

Carrot

Chantenay

3 lb. 1 oz.

Pinellas

Nehls

04\16\93

 

Cassava

unknown

33 lb. 12 oz.

Palm Beach

Rose

02\12\07

 

Cauliflower

-

15 lb. 6 oz.

Alachua

Severino

2/19/92

 

Chicory

Magdeburg

1 lb. 3 oz.

Alachua

Lazin

02\13\86

 

Collard

Georgia

14 ft. 3 in.

Lake

Granger

08/01/07

 

Corn, sweet

Skyscraper

3 lb.

Suwannee

Graham

06\21\00

 

Cucumber (wt)

Burpless

4 lb. 7 oz.

Suwannee

Graham

06\29\92

 

Cucumber (length)

Burpless

2 ft. 3 in.

Suwannee

Graham

06\29\92

 

Cucumber Armenian

Japanese

2 ft. 6 in.

Escambia

Harrison

08\01\96

 

Eggplant

Black Beauty

4 lb. 8 oz.

Palm Beach

LaIuppa

01\17\92

 

Garlic

Elephant

1 lb. 8 oz.

St. Johns

Hester

05\20\93

 

Gourd

Field's Common

3 lb. 7 oz.

Suwannee

Graham

08\08\95

 

Gourd, cucuzzi

-

5 ft. 1½ in.

Hernando

Pizzino

07\18\94

 

Honeydew

Tam-dew

11 lb. 2 oz.

Escambia

Harrison

08\04\96

 

Jicama

-

21 lb. 8 oz.

Palm Beach

Oppe

01\26\93

 

Kohlrabi

-

19 lb. 8 oz.

Duval

Faustini

06\05\93

 

Lettuce

Grand Rapids

3 lb. 10 oz.

Suwannee

Graham

05\06\97

 

Malanga

unknown

29 lb. 15 oz.

Palm Beach

Ozaki

01\12\96

 

Melon, winter

-

80 lb. 13 oz.

Palm Beach

Yee

01\17\97

 

Mustard

India - Fla. Broadleaf

20 lb. 4 oz.

Palm Beach

Torcivia

01\23\04

 

Okra, pod (wt)

-

8 oz.

Suwannee

Graham

06\28\93

 

Okra, pod (length)

-

1 ft. 10¼ in.

Suwannee

Graham

06\28\93

 

Okra, stalk

La. Green Velvet

19 ft. 10½ in.

Flagler

Mikulka

10\27\94

 

Onion

Grano

3 lb. 11 oz.

Manatee

Geraldson

08\07\90

 

Pepper

X3R Wizard

1 lb. 3.84 oz.

Palm Beach

Hyatt

04\12\02

 

Potato, irish

Frito #92

2 lb. 13 oz.

St. Johns

Kight

05\23\89

 

Potato, sweet

-

44 lb. 2 oz.

Palm Beach

Lee

01\08\05

 

Pumpkin

Atlantic Giant

610 lb.

Manatee

Canniff

06\08\01

 

Radish, S.

Cherry Belle

5 lb. 2 oz.

Palm Beach

Frtiz

01\31\06

 

Radish, W.

-

25 lb.

Hillsborough

Breslow

1977

 

Radish, W.

Daikon

23 lb. 5 oz.

Alachua

Neilson

03\28\92

 

Rutabaga

-

34 lb. 3 oz.

Santa Rosa

Comans

04\10\06

 

Squash, calabaza

LaPrima

36 lb. 8 oz.

Seminole

Chitty

08\16\91

 

Squash, hub.

-

131 lb. 12 oz.

Santa Rosa

Bynum

10\26\94

 

Squash, banana

-

47 lb.

Putnam

Bryant

07\12\96

 

Squash, butternut

-

23 lb. 12 oz.

Santa Rosa

Bynum

09\26\92

 

Squash, scal.

-

3 lb. 12 oz.

Nassau

Horne

06\22\99

 

Squash, spaghetti

 

47 lb. 9 oz.

Duval

Beck

09\09\96

 

Squash, zucchini

Park's Black

14 lb. 10 oz.

Nassau

Lynch

06\22\99

 

Squash, Zucchini hybrid

Cross-pollinated

16 lb. 6 oz.

Marion

Licari

06\08\01

 

Squash, summer

YSN

6 lb. 2 oz.

Escambia

Harrison

07\13\95

 

Taro

-

8 oz.

Palm Beach

Oppe

01\17\92

 

Tomato

Brandywine Red

3 lb. 4.3 oz.

Palm Beach

Ross/Doll

04\27\05

 

Turnip

 

21 lb. 11 oz.

Santa Rosa

Comans

02\07\05

 

Watermelon

Carolina Cross

205 lb.

Levy

Bumgardner

07\21\92

 

Yam (True)

-

12 lb. 15 oz.

Palm Beach

Oppe

01\26\93

 

Yardlong Bean

 

4 ft. 4 in.

Orange

Yoganand

01\07\97