Munshiganj farmer grows world’s ‘biggest potato’

Published: October 20, 2018 16:07:18 | Updated: December 04, 2018 14:35:31

Munshiganj farmer grows world's 'biggest' potato. Photo: Collected

A farmer in Munshiganj claims to have grown the world's biggest potato on his farm in Sirajdikhan.

The claim is pending verification by the Guiness World Records organisation.

Farmer Belayet Hossain of Nateshwar village under Malkhannagar union planted the red 'Sindhi' variety of sweet potato on cropland that he filled with river sand.

He came across the remarkable discovery while harvesting the crop after six months last Wednesday.

Weighing in at a whopping 7.7 kilograms, if verified it would dwarf the current record held by British farmer Peter Glazebrook, whose name is in the books for having grown the world's largest sweet potato in 2010 that weighed just 3.76 kilograms - less than half of Belayet's one, reports UNB.

"As far I know, the biggest sweet potato grown in the country till now would have been 1-1.5 kilograms. No sweet potato that big (as Belayet's) is known to grow here," said Subodh Chandra Roy, an officer of the local Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE).

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