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Israeli strawberry clocks in as world's heaviest on record

Jumbo Strawberry
Posted at 8:45 AM, Feb 17, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-17 11:45:59-05

KADIMA-ZORAN, Israel (AP) — After a year-long jam, a mammoth Israeli strawberry is entering the record books.

Weighing a whopping 289 grams (over half a pound), the titanic berry this week was declared the world's largest by Guinness World Records.

The strawberry was picked on Chahi Ariel's family farm near the city of Netanya in central Israel in February 2021.

But only this week, Guinness confirmed it as the heaviest on record.

Ariel says he stored the berry in his freezer until getting the news. He says he was so excited he jumped up and down in his car.