68.5 kg weight, 1 meter length; jackfruit from TVM in fray for world record
Thiruvananthapuram: Jackfruit stories never end during this lockdown. First different varieties of jackfruit recipes were trending in social media and now the record breaking sizes of jackfruit is in news. Soon after jackfruits from Kollam and Wayanad grabbed attention for their enormous size, another jackfruit from Vembayam in Thiruvananthapuram has broken the records in both length and weight.
The jackfruit harvested from Vembayam Kuthirakulam native Vijayachandran's compound weighs 68.5 kilograms and is one meter in length. The jackfruit from Anchal in Kollam weighed 51.5 kilogrmas and was 97 centimeters long while the jackfruit from Wayanad weighed 57.9 kilograms.
Vijayachandran and a group of youngsters in the area had a debate over the news on giant jackfruits. The youngsters had betted on the size of jackfruit in Vijayachandran's compound. Following this, he plucked the jackfruit and safely brought it down using rope. As it was extraordinarily large, he informed Manikkal agriculture officer.
The officer instructed him to weigh the jackfruit and thus Vijayachandran found that it has record breaking weight and length. Manikkal agriculture officer and Manikkal panchayat president Sujatha came to see the jackfruit. Now all of them are waiting to see if the jackfruit would find a place in record books outshining the ones in Kollam and Wayanad.