An Addiscombe couple are so dedicated to their garden that they have managed to grow a vegetable the size of a small adult.

Tahira and Mujeeb Mirza have won numerous awards for their growing abilities, but this latest endeavour may just be the best one yet.

The couple have managed to grow a few dudhis to a staggering 4ft 10in in height.

"We are very proud that for a few years we have been getting award also for our garden from Croydon Council," Mrs Mirza said.

"We have a small garden but enjoy all types of fruits and vegetables."

So what might you ask, is their plan for the dudhis?

"If you make it with lamb and vegetable curry, it really is a great meal," she said.

"If you eat it, only then will you know the taste of it."