New World Record Cabbage

mytime(3/4 Alaska)September 4, 2012

http://www.alaskastatefair.org/site/

It was a lousy weather year for my gardens, but not for those growing giant cabbages...138 1/4 lbs!

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pnbrown

Doesn't seem possible, does it?

    Bookmark   September 4, 2012 at 7:38AM
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edweather(Zone 5a/b Central NY)

Nice going Scott!

    Bookmark   September 4, 2012 at 10:59AM
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nc_crn
    Bookmark   September 4, 2012 at 3:17PM
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emgardener

Wow!

When visiting my brother living in Alaska, I was amazed by how good the soil was. Very rich, black, spongy aerated. No rocks or sand. With just my hand, I easily dug down to the full length of my arm and still great soil all the way down.

I can see how cabbages would love it:
* >12 hours of sunlight.
* Cool weather, never needs to wilt b/c of too much heat,
so photosynthesis during all sunlight hours.
* Rich aerated soil many feet deep.

    Bookmark   September 4, 2012 at 4:17PM
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Slimy_Okra(2b)

Imagine the number of jars of sauerkraut you could make from just that one cabbage! Enough to feed a few families for the winter.

    Bookmark   September 4, 2012 at 11:24PM
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ltilton

But how would you grate it??

Aside from winning contests, I wonder what is commonly done with cabbages that size. And what variety the growers use.

    Bookmark   September 5, 2012 at 10:30AM
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nc_crn

>But how would you grate it??

2 teens, 2 pots of coffee, 2 machetes.

    Bookmark   September 5, 2012 at 4:00PM
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albert_135(Sunset 2 or 3)

Posted by ltilton

... Aside from winning contests, I wonder what is commonly done ...

I once grew a 275 pound pumpkin, scrawny little thing, nothing of note really, and a woman of our acquaintance decided she would like to eat the whole think. It took her about a year. She has never asked for another pumpkin in the succeeding 25 years.

Do you want to get into the record growing headlines? I think strawberry's are ripe for your attention. Get one of the varieties that produce all year and see how big a strawberry you can grow. Guinness needs a new category.

    Bookmark   September 6, 2012 at 3:45PM
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ltilton

No thanks, Albert. I really hate those huge mutant berries.

    Bookmark   September 6, 2012 at 6:06PM
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glib(5.5)

Pumpkins that big are excellent for pigs and chickens.

    Bookmark   September 6, 2012 at 7:04PM
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farmerdill

Apparently the giant growers develop their own secret varieties.http://www.adn.com/2009/09/04/923340/127-pound-cabbage-breaks-world.html OS Cross is the standard that is readily available for growers being in the 70 lb class in Alaska. http://www.worldrecordacademy.com/nature/heaviest_cabbage_Scott_Robb_breaks_world_record_113059.html

    Bookmark   September 7, 2012 at 4:50PM
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