Is this Donegal’s biggest potato?

Hugo and the giant potato.

Hugo and the giant potato.

When Annagry man Hugo Sharkey went to unearth what he thought was one of his allotment potato crop coming through the ground he didn’t expect to dig out one of the biggest spuds he’s ever seen.

A keen gardener, he and his family enjoy his seasonally grown spuds each year, but now they could all dine together on just one potato.

“I grow them as a hobby really. The grandchildren enjoy the homegrown stuff while here on holiday. If potatoes stick out of the ground they turn green. I just walked around the garden and seen this wee bit sticking out and I thought ‘I pull this little bit off to try and save it’ but this enormous thing came out,” he laughed.




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