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Massive pumpkin is heavier than a small car

By T.K. Randall
October 14, 2015 · Comment icon 5 comments

Vegetable enthusiasts have been competing for years. Image Credit: CC BY-SA 2.0 Nick Ares
The 42nd annual World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off featured a selection of monstrous vegetables.
In the world of giant vegetable growing it doesn't get much more impressive than this - a pumpkin weighing in at 1,969 pounds and earner of the top prize at the annual event near San Francisco.

The man responsible for growing the vegetable was Steve Daletas of Pleasant Hill, Oregon.

"It's been a good year," he said. "I've never grown an official 1,900-pound pumpkin before."

Despite it's size however the pumpkin doesn't quite exceed the current world record of 2,323 pounds which was set in Germany last year by Beni Meier from Switzerland.

Source: Huffington Post | Comments (5)

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by tcgram 7 years ago
Wow, and I can't grow a decent tomato.
Comment icon #2 Posted by jarjarbinks 7 years ago
with all the chemicals stuff involved, im sure you could get cancer for eating some of it
Comment icon #3 Posted by newbloodmoon 7 years ago
Radiate them and they will become Gourdzilla
Comment icon #4 Posted by switchopens 7 years ago
Wow, and that pic is not photo-shopped at all!
Comment icon #5 Posted by hellwyr 7 years ago that actually exists

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