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World record 18.3-kilogram turnip grown by Tasmanian farmer Roger Bignell

Tasmanian farmer Roger Bignell is no stranger to growing extremely large vegetables.

In 1973, at the age of 16, he grew the world's largest carrot.

Now, the 61-year-old has accidentally grown what looks to be the world's largest turnip at his Waterhouse property, 20 kilometres east of Bridport.

Mr Bignell planted turnips in a paddock last year for stock grazing.

He told Sarah Gillman on ABC Radio Hobart that the turnips did the job and he left them be. But some of the vegetables went to seed.


"Only last week I went down to the paddock because I was going to spray it off, and I noticed these huge, great turnips there," he said.

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(ABC NEWS 03/10/18)