now to the serious stuff giant Onions I now have 2 at 25" they are both quite tall so I am hoping they weigh in the region of 9 lbs Dan sent me a formula but it does not make a lot of sense to me so I just let him work it out.for any interested parties here is the formula in Dan speak.
Right then I'll explain the formula so even a spaz can understand it.
Measure the Circumference in inches.
Take this number and multiply it by 2.54 to get centimetres.
Now take this figure and divide by 6.28 ( 2 x pi )
then that gives you the Radius in cm.
So 23"x2.54 = 58.42
58.42 / 6.28 = 9.30 = your radius in cm.
formula is 4/3 which is 4 divided by 3 (for fu**s sake !!) = 1.333333333333333333 you see its easier to write 4/3.
4/3 x pi (pi=3.14) x your radius cubed
cubed means radius x radius x radius (for fu**s sake !!) (and pi is 3.14,not something you have with fu**ing chips !!)
So 1.33333333x3.14x9.3x9.3x9.3 = 3370 grammes
So your onion is roughly 3.37 kg or 7lb6oz.
I should have been a Special Needs Teacher !
My quality Onions are now reaching 17" so using the formula above they are now nearly ready for lifting I intend to lift them as they reach the required size
I have lifted the first Vento at 10.5" and when stripped it weighed 7 3/4 oz or 221g so it may be an idea to wait for the next ones to reach 10 and 3/4 inches in circumference to get me nearer to the target weight.
My show perfection Peas have their first flower I have continued to cut off all the side shoots and the plants are now about 3 foot high.
more to follow in the next few days