'Monster' brussels sprouts hit supermakets

Brussels sprouts the size of golf balls are being sold in supermarkets around the UK after the humid temperatures this year spiked their growth.

'Monster' brussels sprouts hit supermakets

Brussels sprouts the size of golf balls are being sold in supermarkets around the UK.

A select amount of green cabbage buds are being dubbed "monster sprouts" after weighing in at roughly 35g - almost twice the average - due the humid temperatures across Britain this year spiking their growth.

Sprout farmer John Clappison, from Beverley in Yorkshire, told Sky News: "We've had lots of lovely sun this summer, plenty of rain and then we've had a nice mild autumn and the crop has grown really, really well."

"The modern varieties have been bred to be a sweeter, more palatable taste for the younger generation. Various people say there is a genetic follow through in people - some people either can't stand them or love them.

"I know many people who love them and I think too many people have the idea that 'I don't like sprouts' but then when they try them they actually really do like them."

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