Jeremy Corbyn has launched a thousand caption competition entries by being photographed holding a giant marrow.
Corbyn has gone to Brighton ahead of a make-or-break Labour Party conference, his first as leader and one where divisions threaten to doom or end his leadership, just two weeks after he was elected.
On Saturday, Corbyn was presented with the marrow by Brighton independent store HiSbe, as he talked with local business people during a visit to the Brighton Hatchery.
The photo left some of our the keenest observers of Britain's political scene baffled.
I need context on this picture really soon pic.twitter.com/VKvfiEkyPQ— Jeremy Vine (@theJeremyVine) September 26, 2015
Labour unveils alternative to Trident. pic.twitter.com/lj2ZADXsLf— Tim Stanley (@timothy_stanley) September 26, 2015
Corbyn squashes any rumours of dissent #marrowgate— Fiona-Natasha Syms (@fifisyms) September 26, 2015
Corbyn, who is a vegetarian, famously keeps an allotment, though it is unclear whether he grows marrows.
He recently described having "a large supply of potatoes", in an interview with The New Statesman.
"I have a large supply of potatoes fresh from my allotment and vegetables and many other things, so my allotment is fine," he said.
"My allotment holders are very happy. All of my fellow allotment holders are very happy people. We get along just fine."
At the Brighton Hatchery, he gave the marrow to an Observer journalist as he left, joking it would become "eBay gold".