Mighty marrow cream of the crop for Councillor

Cllr George Savva, left, with fellow gardeners, admiring his long marrow

Cllr George Savva, left, with fellow gardeners, admiring his long marrow

First published in News
Last updated

A councillor and his fellow allotmenteers were left flummoxed when a marrow grew more than 5ft long.

Cllr George Savva, who represents Hazelbury Ward, has been looking after his allotment for nearly 40 years but is now taking his gardening to new lengths.

A marrow on his allotment patch in Crawford Gardens, in Palmers Green, sprouted to five feet and nine inches - and is still growing.

Other gardener's are baffled at how the vegetable could reach such as size. Cllr Savva said: “I never expected for a marrow on my patch to grow like this, I feel like I should enter it into a competition.”

The passionate gardener has encouraged others to get involved and start growing their own vegetables.

He said: “It is a social place down here and something I have been doing for a long time. I can relax here and I think others should get involved.”


Post a comment

Remember you are personally responsible for what you post on this site and must abide by our site terms. Do not post anything that is false, abusive or malicious. If you wish to complain, please use the ‘report this post’ link.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree