The Egton Bridge Old Gooseberry Show, just a few miles from the seaside town of Whitby, is always held on the first Tuesday in August and the 221st show took place yesterday in its new venue at Egton Manor.
There was a good turn-out of spectators and competitors despite entries being down as predicted due to the weather.
There had been concerns about the show as the heatwave of a fortnight ago had caused berries to ripen too early and led to the most dedicated of growers putting umbrellas over their prize produce to protect them from the sunlight.
It is some way off his title winning berry of 36 drams and 12 grains (64.83 grams) but it was enough to score 60 points out of a possible 60 when all classes were added together.
Secretary of Egton Bridge Old Gooseberry Society, Ian Woodcock said: “For the first time ever somebody has got 60 out of 60 - that has never been done before. So not only is Graeme the world record holder but is the first to get a maximum at the show.
“It has gone very well at the new venue and everybody has had a great time.
“We are slightly down on last year, we knew how challenging the weather has been but there have been some great plates of berries.
“We have had a great turn out and we must thank Egton Manor for a great spread of afternoon tea.”
Gooseberry shows were once popular all over the North of England, but declined after the First World War, dwindling from about 170 to only 20.
Now there are only two of these original societies left, one in Cheshire and the Egton Bridge Show where official records go back to 1800.
The rules are still simple and gardeners enter their biggest gooseberries into one of four classes: red gooseberries, yellow ones, greens and white ones.
The heaviest gooseberry is determined by an apothecary scale and berries at around 33 drams are the size of a golf ball.
Mr Woodcock added: “People seem to genuinely enjoy it. They ask if it involves pies or anything but it is just the biggest gooseberry and people like that.”