Mammoth radish sets W. Va. state record


CHARLESTON, W. Va. — Michael R. Tolley of Hico, W.Va., has set a state record with a radish that tipped the scales at 13.27 pounds.

“We’re seeing more and more entries every year,” said Commissioner of Agriculture Gus R. Douglass. “It’s clear that people are taking a greater interest in home gardening these days.”

The West Virginia Department of Agriculture has kept records of the largest fruits, vegetables and other plants since 1996.


Entries for next year are open to any fruit or vegetable grown in West Virginia during 2012. Entrants should send photos of their prize plants and documentation to verify their sizes and/or weights to WVDA, Marketing and Development Division, 1900 Kanawha Blvd. East, Charleston, WV 25305, or email them to



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