Southern sunshine helped Morgan Bye, from Suffolk, take the top prize in The Star Inn, Harbottle’s, tenth annual potato competition.
In April, competitors were given a bucket and a potato to grow, before bringing them back to the pub in August for the weigh-in, when the bucket with the heaviest weight of spuds won the prize.
The event raised £118, after prizes were paid, for Harbottle School and Harbottle Show.
Results were 1 Morgan Bye, 3.370kg; 2 Andrew Wilthew, 3.010; 3 Janet Wood, 2.715; booby prize Eleanor Kidd, 0.085. Children’s results were 1 Greg Woodburn, 1.750; 2 Jessica Milburn, 1.475; 3 Megan Hodgson, 1.140; booby prize Tabitha Johnstone 0.340.