Al Eaton does it again and measures a long gourd at 173 3/4 long. It was a pleasure to get to measure it and to be a witness to this great day! congrats to Al and his wife! EF90F77C-DF71-40CB-A1C0-8F54FC93A99C.jpegDownload JPEG
AE was kind enough to send another photo (attached) taken by the local newspaper a couple days ago. It gives a good perspective on how long this gourd is as it towers over the roof line. Great photo!
After the Bracebridge weigh off Al Eaton sent a photo of all three record LGs he grew this year. The LG on the left is his 167" UOL that he nicked with a shovel and rot started. This LG was on the same plant as the 173 3/4" WR! AE must be the first grower in history to grow three world record LGs in the same season and with two on the same plant. What a truly incredible achievement. I mentioned to Al a comment I received from Fred Hain the other day. "AE is amazing, breaks the record not just by inches but by feet" I think that sums up what everyone is thinking as this sinks in. I said to Al to be ready for the onslaught of requests for interviews, how to requests for information, etc. He is truly a champion grower!
Congratulations Al, must have built a new trellis!
Huge congrats for such a massive gourd!
Congrats to Al Eaton on another record breaking year!