Colombian farmers break Guinness record with 9.36-pound mango

A pair of Colombian farmers are now Guinness World Record holders after they grew a massive mango weighing 9.36 pounds.

German Orlando Novoa Barrera and Reina Maria Marroquin grew the mango at San Martin farm in the Boyaca area of Guayata.

The pair said they could tell early on that the mango was growing much larger than the other fruits on their tree. Barrera said his daughter, Dabegy, suggested the mango could be a new world record after it was harvested and weighed.

The 9.36-pound mango took the title of the world’s heaviest from a 7.57-pound mango grown in 2009 in the Philippines.

“Our goal with this Guinness World Records title is to show to the world that in Colombia we are humble, hardworking people who love the countryside and that the land that is cultivated with love produces great fruits. In addition, this represents in times of pandemic a message of hope and joy for our people,” Barrera told Guinness World Records.

Barrera and Marroquin said they ended up serving the mango to their family.

“It was very delicious and healthy inside, but before that, we made a mold out of it to make a replica and donate it to the municipality to be recorded in history,” Barrera said.