Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Heaviest jicama (singkamas) found in the Philippines?

A resident of Ilocos Sur, Philippines might just end up as the proud owner of the heaviest jicama (singkamas in vernacular) in the world after he dug up one weighing about 23 kilos and about the size of a large pot.

John Paul Garcia of Barangay Cabittaogan in Santa Catalina, Ilocos Sur had a hard time getting the giant jicama, which is normally as big as an ordinary potato, off the ground.

According to reports from abs-cbnnews, Garcia believes that the giant jicama will bring him good luck so he has no plans of selling his huge harvest.

Based on the Guinnes World Records website, the record of the heaviest Jicama weighed 21 kg (46 lb 4.8 oz) and was grown by Leo Sutisna in Bandung , West Java, Indonesia, and was weighed on 25 January 2008.

It was only last January when I posted about a 3.5-kilo mango fruit from Iligan City Philippines which was certified as the world’s biggest by the Guinness Book of World Records so hopefully this giant jicama will also officially set a new world record.

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alf said...

laki ng singkamas. how many days would it take to finish eating that big singkamas?

Recel said...

that is humongous indeed!

*Michael said...

It is really big! :-P

RE - EntrePOD said...

WOWWWWWWWW Huge. hope he fries some jicama chips and has a party before it gets too old :-P

Karen said...

Balatan na yan! Ilang kilong asin o kaya bagoong alamang ang kailangan dyan?


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