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Berry hell! Fruit of Israeli farmer’s labour earns him a ...

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Berry hell! Fruit of Israeli farmer’s labour earns him a Guinness record

The man’s 289g strawberry has beaten that of a Japanese farmer, who took the accolade in 2015 for a 250g specimen

Ramy Amichay

Israeli farmer Chahi Ariel has grown the world’s heaviest strawberry, according to Guinness World Records.

At 289g, the strawberry was about five times the average weight of a regular berry of the local Ilan variety, said Nir Dai, a researcher at Israel’s Volcani Institute, where the strain was developed.

The strawberry was 18cm long and 34cm in circumference, the online Guinness entry said...

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