Douglas Smith is not your typical yard gardener. This IT supervisor and father does much more than water and fertilize his vegetable backyard. He’s really remodeled his backyard right into a type of agricultural experiment/contest the place he pushes himself to see what he can develop. Now, his efforts have paid off as Guinness World Records confirmed that he’d grown essentially the most tomatoes from a single stem/truss. How many, you ask? 1,269 cherry tomatoes to be precise.
Smith, who relies in Hertfordshire, UK, is fascinated by rising giant greens and, in 2020, he set the file for the UK’s largest tomato (6.85 lbs.). He then set his websites on a fair larger file—essentially the most tomatoes on a single stem. The earlier file of 488 tomatoes had stood for over 10 years. By finding out scientific papers and taking soil samples to a lab for testing, Smith was in a position to blow the file out of the water—all from his yard greenhouse.
Smith spends three to 4 hours per week tending to his backyard and all that care paid off when he started counting. The first vine held 839 tomatoes—already a file—however when he bought to the second vine, issues bought even higher. Separating the tomatoes fastidiously into bins of 10, the quantity steadily climbed till it reached 1,269. The depend was later confirmed by an unbiased horticulturalist. The record-breaking plant was harvested within the fall of 2021, however the file was formally confirmed in March 2022.
So now that Smith has tackled this file, what’s subsequent? After additionally rising the UK’s tallest sunflower—a staggering 20 ft—he is setting his sights on extra veggies. He’s presently working experiments with peas, eggplants, and potatoes that can give him the data he must ultimately take a run at a file. In explicit, he is eager to work with peas, although was coy about what file he desires to interrupt as to not tip off every other record-seeking gardeners.
Backyard gardener Douglas Smith grew 1,269 cherry tomatoes on a single vine—a brand new Guinness World Record.
Today I went for an additional Guinness Record try for ‘most tomatoes on a single stem/truss’ – 1,269 tomatoes counted vs my earlier 839 and the official file of 488. All in fact pending official verification. A giant due to @MattOliver87 from the RHS. @craigglenday @GWR pic.twitter.com/xQdI3PURQT
— Douglas Smith (@sweetpeasalads) September 27, 2021
This broke his earlier file of 839. Both numbers handily beat the 2010 file of 488 tomatoes.
PC Herod was an unbiased witness for a Guinness World Record try right this moment. Douglas of Stanstead Abbotts has crushed essentially the most tomatoes grown on a single stem. The present file is 488 with a complete depend 839. Awaiting verification! @MattOliver87 @sweetpeasalads @happeninginhert pic.twitter.com/rV6asFHWS4
— East Herts Police (@EastHertsPolice) September 10, 2021
Smith spends as much as 4 hours per week tending to his record-breaking vegetation.
So right this moment I went for a Guinness World file try for ‘most tomatoes on a single truss / stem’.
Today we counted 839 tomatoes vs present WR of 488!! Awaiting verification from Guinness sooner or later. pic.twitter.com/OgdbUk02rF
— Douglas Smith (@sweetpeasalads) September 10, 2021