Hitchin farmer is king of the marrow growers

A FORMER farmer has proved he is king of the marrow growers by cultivating one that measures approximately 63 inches in length.

Alberto Marcantonio, of Lancaster Avenue in Hitchin, is a keen gardener and says that it reminds him of when he was a farmer in southern Italy.

Mr Marcantonio said: “I just watered it.

“Some people eat marrow and it can be cooked. Last year I grew one that was 46 inches long.”

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