Leeks Giant Musselburgh Heirloom. Huge stalks can reach up to 18 inches. Delicious and mild-flavored. Thick, succulent stems are used as an autumn and winter substitute for green onions.
9 Jaw-Droppingly Huge Fruits and Vegetables - Diet and Nutrition Center - Everyday Health
The Alaska State Fair held annually in Palmer, 42 miles northeast of Anchorage, is not your regular agricultural show. Here farmers from the Matanuska-Susitna Valley routinely display vegetables and produces of gargantuan sizes — a pound cabbage, pound cantaloupe and pound broccoli are just a few of the monsters that have sprung forth from Alaska's soil in recent years. A giant pumpkin and a cabbage at the Alaska State Fair in Photo credit.
Growing Large Vegetables
Whether you are doing it for fun or for serious competition, growing giant vegetables takes a sizeable amount of planning and effort. Seeds for giant vegetables have been selected or bred for size. Well-drained, nutrient-rich, balanced soil is the key to any gardening success. A slow-acting organic fertilizer will release food over time, which is what giant veggies need.
Many gardeners enjoy the competition of growing the largest vegetables and flowers. Think pound cabbages and pumpkins that gain 25 pounds in a day. These gargantuan veggies don't happen by accident; they take planning and care.