Italian farmers have grown the world’s largest cherry, shattering the record with a mammoth 33g fruit.
The carmen cherry was grown by Alberto and Giuseppe Rosso from Pecetto Torinese, about four miles south-east of Turin, in Piedmont, a town renowned for the production of cherries. The Rosso family have been growing cherries for more than a century.
The new largest and heaviest cherry weighs 33.05g (1.16 oz), beating the previous record mark of 26.45g achieved by another Italian farmer, in Ferrara in February this year.
The record was broken despite 2021 being a bad year for Italian cherries, with one out of every four lost to bad weather, the Italian farmers’ group Coldiretti told the news agency Ansa.