We’re convinced that there’s something magical in the water from Kelowna, B.C.–because a tree just created the largest peach that’s ever been recorded.
Maybe there was something special about the tree that gave Robert Hogue, an orchardist from the Okanagan, massive peaches this year. Or perhaps, there was something special about the way he pruned the tree or the way warm weather hit his orchard. Well whatever happened must’ve either been a miracle or a combination of everything. How else would his tree have grown such a giant peach?
According to Hogue, “There’s nothing remarkable about it compared to the other trees.” And yet, this ‘ordinary’ tree in his Kelowna orchard grew an 810-gram peach (that’s nearly two entire pounds), which broke the existing 725-gram world record.
“I have nothing pithy to say, it’s a really big peach,” said another botanist, Bob LeLande.
Imagine sinking your teeth into a peach that’s larger than a softball. We can only hope that Hogue will grow a couple–okay, more than a couple–extra peaches for the rest of us.
After weighing the fruit at U.B.C., everyone who attended managed to grab a slice of the unusually large peach, following a tradition of eating the largest foods that are added to the list of Guinness world records.
Leave it to a Canadian to break another world record.