In Italy, in the town of Pecetto Torinese, about six kilometers from Torino, in Piamonte; Alberto and Giuseppe Rosso, two Italian farmers, grew the largest cherry in the world, beating the record with a gigantic 33-gram fruit.
About this milestone moment for the cherry industry, Alberto Rosso told la Repubblica: “for the past few years we have realized that our Carmen cherries qualify for Guinness world records for their size, and this year we decided to do things the right way and called a panel of experts.”
The new largest cherry weighs 33.05 grams, beating the previous record held at 26.45 grams. The record was beaten even though 2021 was a bad year for Italian cherries, with one out of four cherries lost to bad weather, according to the group of Italian growers Coldiretti in their statement to the news agency Ansa, which was replicated by todoagro.com.ar.
“Despite the bad year, Italy remains the European Union’s main producer, with almost 30,000 hectares grown, mostly in Puglia, followed by Campania, Emilia-Romagna, Veneto and Lazio”, the Coldiretti group stated.
It is worth mentioning that the winners of this record, the Rosso family, have been growing cherries for over a century.