Anchorage, Alaska —
None of the cabbages entered in the Giant Cabbage Weigh-Off at the Alaska State Fair broke the world record Friday, but the largest one came very close. Steve Hubacek's cabbage weighed in at 126.4 pounds, less than one pound shy of breaking his current world record of 127 pounds. The Wasilla grower says it took about two hours to get the cabbage out of the ground today, and in physical size, it's the largest cabbage he has ever grown.
Scott Robb of Palmer took second place at the competition with a cabbage weighing 103.8 pounds. In third place is Lauren Guinotee from Palmer. Her cabbage weighed 90.6 pounds.
The Alaska State Fair says this year is the first time that two cabbages passed the 100-pound mark.