Israeli farmers have broken the Guinness World Record for growing a giant strawberry that weighs more than half a kilogram

A farmer in Israel has entered the Guinness Book of World Records after planting the largest strawberry ever recorded.Weighing in at 289g, it was declared the world’s largest strawberry after Chahi Ariel spent a year cultivating it, UK sky News reported.The strawberries were picked on Mr Ariel’s family farm near Netanya in central Israel in February 2021 and have been stored in the fridge ever since.”We waited a year to see the results.We kept it in the fridge for a year.It’s not as beautiful as it used to be, “Says Mr Ariel.The strawberry, a local type called Ilan, tends to grow to a large size, and Mr. Ariel said the record fruit had shrunk to about half what it was a year ago.The previous record was 250 grams for a strawberry grown in Fukuoka, Japan, in 2015.Mr. Ariel says he jumped up and down, singing and dancing when he got the news.

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