The world’s heaviest strawberry – level 3

04-03-2022 07:00

Israeli farmer Chahi Ariel grew the world’s heaviest strawberry that weighs 289 grams.

The strawberry was about five times the average weight of a regular berry of the local Ilan variety. It was 18 centimeters long and 34 centimeters in circumference. According to the Guinness World Records website, unusually cold weather in early 2021 slowed the strawberry’s ripening process, which allowed it to grow.

Ariel was hoping to win when he saw how big the fruit was growing. He waited for confirmation of the record, and he kept the giant strawberry in the freezer as proof. A Japanese farmer held the previous record; he discovered a 250-gram strawberry in his harvest in 2015.

Difficult words: circumference (the distance around something), ripe (when the fruit develops, and it’s ready to be eaten), proof (a piece of evidence that shows that something’s true).

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