Praise for Seven Kings man’s massive doodhis

An octogenarian has put the secret of his long healthy life down to his massive doodhis.

Piara Singh, 89, of St Alban’s Road, Seven Kings, is celebrating his biggest ever crop of the marrow-like gourds this week.

Former factory worker Mr Singh, who has grown the vegetables for the past year, recorded one whopper at 36ins long. He said: “This year has been a massive crop. From just one seed I have had 30 or 40 doodhis. They have grown so well.

“They are like marrows but even better. The juice is good for cholesterol and it has so many properties.”

Family friend Rama Ohri said: “I believe he has green fingers, as everything he grows is just fantastic.”

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