Jumbo oranges ripe for juicing

TWO massive oranges have been discovered by a local hobby grower in his Gloucester backyard.

Keith Berry’s grapefruit-like navel oranges weighed approximately 600 grams, which is double the size of an average orange.

Keith Berry with his two jumbo-sized oranges.

Keith Berry with his two jumbo-sized oranges.

“These are the biggest I’ve ever grown and I’ve been growing them for 50 years,” Keith said.

The jumbo fruit accompanies 300 oranges grown by Keith so far this season, which extends from May through to October.

“We normally get pretty good results but we only have half a crop so far,” he said.

“I put it down to the dry weather.”

Despite the lack of rain, the two oranges seem to have grown so large through a mixture of good soil and plenty of care.

While Keith eats a lot of his home-grown produce, it seems these oranges may sit around for a little while longer.

“I think they would be good to eat but I want to leave them on show for a bit more,” Keith said.

This is not the first time that Keith has grown something out of the ordinary, having once found a broccoflower in his garden - a cross between a broccoli and a cauliflower.