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Delta Farmer Breaks Record, Harvests World’s Largest Cassava Tuber

World’s Largest Cassava Tuber

A farmer, Mr. Chuwudumebi Innocent Nwogwonuwe of Onitcha-Okpe Quarters, Ubulu-Uku, in Aniocha South Local Government Area of Delta State, Nigeria, has harvested what is considered the largest tuber of Cassava in the world.

The cassava tuber which is named scientifically as Manihot Esculenta measures over 10 feet in length and was said to weighed up to 90.8 kilograms.

According to report, it was revealed that the cassava was harvested from a farmland where no inorganic fertliser was added. The towering monster cassava became a source of tousist attraction as people posed to take photos of it.

The former record holding cassava tuber was found in August, 2012 in Big Island of Hawaii. Volunteers and students at the farm of the University of the Nations found what they described as one of the biggest cassava roots they have ever seen. It weighed up to 83.6kg.

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