Defending champion Graeme Watson has smashed the world record at the 219th annual Egton Bridge Gooseberry Show, presenting a berry of rare size at the weigh-in at St Hedda’s School.
He was quietly confident that it was a potential record breaker, but the true test would be the society scales. As the balance arm steadied it settled out at 36 drams and 12 grains, 1 grain heavier than the current world record.
The berry is a yellow Millennium and it weighed 64.6 gr (2.28 ounces).
While this will need to be verified with Guinness World Records™ there were enough witnesses (and video and a check on a second set of goldsmith’s scales) that the society is confident that the record for heaviest gooseberry will be returning across the Pennines.