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Richard Mann with his winning giant pumpkin weighing 291.7 kilos, the scooped 1st prize in the pumpkin category of Giant Vegetable competition at the Harrogate Autumn Flower Show in Yorkshire. PA Photo. Picture date: Friday September 13, 2019. Staged at the Great Yorkshire Showground the Harrogate Flower Show is Britain's premier autumn gardening event. The show features over 5,000 beautiful autumn blooms in Britain's biggest exhibition by specialist gardening groups and a world-famous giant vegetable competition. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire
Richard Mann along with his profitable giant pumpkin weighing a whopping 291.7 kilos on the Harrogate Autumn Flower Show in Yorkshire (Picture: Danny Lawson/PA)

Today marks the beginning of the Harrogate Autumn Flower Show- and in true British style it kicked off with its well-known giant vegetable competitors.

The annual custom sees gardeners from throughout the nation vie for the highest value in classes together with longest cucumber and heaviest cabbage.

This 12 months heavyweight contenders included a 45-stone pumpkin and a cabbage so massive it needed to be carted in on a wheelbarrow.

Other greens needed to be manhandled onto the scales by groups of as much as 4 individuals they weighed a lot.

Posting on Twitter, organisers of the occasion stated some veg was so heavy it ‘busted the scales’, requiring an engineer to intervene.

The engineer arrived on the scene earlier than a ‘monster’ pumpkin weighing a whopping 291.7kg could possibly be measured.

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Here’s a take a look at among the greatest and greatest this 12 months..

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Richard Mann with his winning giant pumpkin weighing 291.7 kilos, the scooped 1st prize in the pumpkin category of Giant Vegetable competition at the Harrogate Autumn Flower Show in Yorkshire. PA Photo. Picture date: Friday September 13, 2019. Staged at the Great Yorkshire Showground the Harrogate Flower Show is Britain's premier autumn gardening event. The show features over 5,000 beautiful autumn blooms in Britain's biggest exhibition by specialist gardening groups and a world-famous giant vegetable competition. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire
The first place pumpkin was as heavy as three individuals and weighs 45 stone (Picture: Dannt Lawson/PA)
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Graham Barratt with his winning giant cucumber that is 920mm long, after he scooped 1st prize in the cucumber category of Giant Vegetable competition at the Harrogate Autumn Flower Show in Yorkshire. PA Photo. Picture date: Friday September 13, 2019. Staged at the Great Yorkshire Showground the Harrogate Flower Show is Britain's premier autumn gardening event. The show features over 5,000 beautiful autumn blooms in Britain's biggest exhibition by specialist gardening groups and a world-famous giant vegetable competition. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire
Graham Barratt along with his profitable giant cucumber that’s 920mm lengthy (Picture: Danny Lawson/PA)
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HARROGATE, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 13: Laura and Chris Marriott pose during a press photo call with their winning carrot at 3.8kg and Beetroot at 17.840kg following judging for the giant vegetable competition at the Harrogate Autumn Flower Show on September 13, 2019 in Harrogate, England. The UKs premier Autumn gardening show is taking place at the Great Yorkshire Showground this weekend with up to 40,000 visitors expected to attend the 3-day event. The centre piece for the show will be the Back to the Future floral display that aims to capture the essence of Newby Hall and Gardens which will become the new home of the Autumn Flower Show in 2020. Harrogate Flower Shows are organised twice a year by the North of England Horticultural Society, a leading gardening charity set up in 1911 to promote horticulture across the north. The 2019 event will be the 44th Autumn show, which was originally held in the towns Valley Gardens, before moving to the Exhibition Halls in 1983 and the Great Yorkshire Showground in 1995 (Photo by Ian Forsyth/Getty Images)
Laura and Chris Marriott pose with their profitable carrot at 3.8kg and Beetroot at 17.840kg (Picture:Danny Lawson/Getty Images)
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Craig Pearson with his winning giant cabbage weighing 27.4 kilos, after he scooped 1st prize in the cabbage category of Giant Vegetable competition at the Harrogate Autumn Flower Show in Yorkshire. PA Photo. Picture date: Friday September 13, 2019. Staged at the Great Yorkshire Showground the Harrogate Flower Show is Britain's premier autumn gardening event. The show features over 5,000 beautiful autumn blooms in Britain's biggest exhibition by specialist gardening groups and a world-famous giant vegetable competition. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire
Craig Pearson along with his profitable 27.four kilo cabbage  (Picture: Danny Lawson/PA)
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Craig Pearson with his winning giant cabbage weighing 27.4 kilos, after he scooped 1st prize in the cabbage category of Giant Vegetable competition at the Harrogate Autumn Flower Show in Yorkshire. PA Photo. Picture date: Friday September 13, 2019. Staged at the Great Yorkshire Showground the Harrogate Flower Show is Britain's premier autumn gardening event. The show features over 5,000 beautiful autumn blooms in Britain's biggest exhibition by specialist gardening groups and a world-famous giant vegetable competition. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire
The cabbage was so heavy he needed to cart it in on a wheelbarrow (Picture: Danny Lawson/PA)
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A giant pumpkin is weighed as judging takes place during the Giant Vegetable competition at the Harrogate Autumn Flower Show in Yorkshire. PA Photo. Picture date: Friday September 13, 2019. Staged at the Great Yorkshire Showground the Harrogate Flower Show is Britain's premier autumn gardening event. The show features over 5,000 beautiful autumn blooms in Britain's biggest exhibition by specialist gardening groups and a world-famous giant vegetable competition. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire
It took 4 males to get this one pumpkin on the scales (Picture: Danny Lawson/PA Wire)
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HARROGATE, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 13: A judge inspects a carrot during judging for the giant vegetable competition at the Harrogate Autumn Flower Show on September 13, 2019 in Harrogate, England. The UKs premier Autumn gardening show is taking place at the Great Yorkshire Showground this weekend with up to 40,000 visitors expected to attend the 3-day event. The centre piece for the show will be the Back to the Future floral display that aims to capture the essence of Newby Hall and Gardens which will become the new home of the Autumn Flower Show in 2020. Harrogate Flower Shows are organised twice a year by the North of England Horticultural Society, a leading gardening charity set up in 1911 to promote horticulture across the north. The 2019 event will be the 44th Autumn show, which was originally held in the towns Valley Gardens, before moving to the Exhibition Halls in 1983 and the Great Yorkshire Showground in 1995 (Photo by Ian Forsyth/Getty Images)
A decide measures a giant carrot on the Harrogate Autumn Flower present Picture: Danny Lawson / PA)
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Judging takes place during the Giant Vegetable competition at the Harrogate Autumn Flower Show in Yorkshire. PA Photo. Picture date: Friday September 13, 2019. Staged at the Great Yorkshire Showground the Harrogate Flower Show is Britain's premier autumn gardening event. The show features over 5,000 beautiful autumn blooms in Britain's biggest exhibition by specialist gardening groups and a world-famous giant vegetable competition. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire
There are 13 totally different classes for heaviest and longest veg (Picture: Danny Lawson / PA)
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Picture : Lorne Campbell / Guzelian Retired surveyor Peter Glazebrook, from Halam (CORRECT), near Newark, Nottinghamshire, looks over one of his giant onions, grown in his garden. He will be competing in the Giant Vegetable Competition at the Harrogate Autumn Flower Show, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, on Friday (13 September 2019). The three day event ends on Sunday (15 September 2019). Peter, 75, is the British record holder for the heaviest tomato, and has twice been the world record holder for the heaviest onion. Pictured next to him are a giant marrow, and giant tomato. PICTURE TAKEN ON TUESDAY 10 SEPTEMBER 2019
Retired surveyor Peter Glazebrook admires one among his giant onions (Picture: Lorne Campbell / Guzelian
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A cabbage is weighed as judging takes place during the Giant Vegetable competition at the Harrogate Autumn Flower Show in Yorkshire. PA Photo. Picture date: Friday September 13, 2019. Staged at the Great Yorkshire Showground the Harrogate Flower Show is Britain's premier autumn gardening event. The show features over 5,000 beautiful autumn blooms in Britain's biggest exhibition by specialist gardening groups and a world-famous giant vegetable competition. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire
A cabbage is weighed as judging takes place in the course of the Giant Vegetable competitors (Picture: Danny Lawson/PA)
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HARROGATE, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 13: Giant Marrow are weighed during judging for the giant vegetable competition at the Harrogate Autumn Flower Show on September 13, 2019 in Harrogate, England. The UKs premier Autumn gardening show is taking place at the Great Yorkshire Showground this weekend with up to 40,000 visitors expected to attend the 3-day event. The centre piece for the show will be the Back to the Future floral display that aims to capture the essence of Newby Hall and Gardens which will become the new home of the Autumn Flower Show in 2020. Harrogate Flower Shows are organised twice a year by the North of England Horticultural Society, a leading gardening charity set up in 1911 to promote horticulture across the north. The 2019 event will be the 44th Autumn show, which was originally held in the towns Valley Gardens, before moving to the Exhibition Halls in 1983 and the Great Yorkshire Showground in 1995 (Photo by Ian Forsyth/Getty Images)
A giant marrow is weighed to compete for a high prize on the nationwide veg competitors (Picture: Getty Images Europe)

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