A small farm proprietor weeding his lawn were given a large wonder when his hoe struck an object underneath the soil’s floor.
In the beginning, Colin Craig-Brown concept it could be some bizarre fungal enlargement.
However after digging it out, scratching the surface’s floor and tasting it, he realised it was once… a monster potato.
“We could not consider it,” his spouse, Donna, stated. “It was once simply massive.”
The couple from Hamilton, New Zealand, consider the potato is self-sown and will have been rising for a few years or extra.
They’re ready to determine if the spud, weighing 7.8kg (17.2lbs), has made it into the Guinness International Information guide as the arena’s heaviest potato.
The present document has been held since 2011 by means of a potato from Shepton Mallett, Somerset – which weighed an insignificant 4.98kg (10lb 14oz).
Since deciding to name their mutant-looking vegetable Doug, it is been taking part in somewhat of superstar standing.
They have got constructed a small cart to tow the unsightly potato round the town.
“We put a hat on him. We put him on Fb, taking him for a stroll, giving him some sunshine,” Mr Craig-Brown stated.
“It is all somewhat of amusing. It is superb what entertains other people.”
However the monster in finding is proving tough to appear after, because it starts to dry out and get mouldy.
Mr Craig-Brown insists the potato has now not had its chips but – he is left it in his refrigerator and plans to show it into potato vodka.
He says he has no particular guidelines for different gardeners who wish to develop large greens, instead of to throw a load of cow manure and straw within the lawn and spot what occurs.