This Gigantic 2,528-Pound Pumpkin Just Set A New Record
Wow! That's one great pumpkin!
There’s a new biggest pumpkin in town, and it’s a whopping 2,528 pounds — making it the largest pumpkin in North America. Steve Geddes of Boscawen, New Hampshire, a farmer who has been growing pumpkins for a decade now, grew the enormous squash and won $6,000 in prize money at the Deerfield Fair in New Hampshire on Sept. 27.
Not only is his oversized pumpkin the heaviest in North American history, but it’s also the second-heaviest pumpkin ever grown in the world. It weigh in only 96 pounds less than the holder of that title, a pumpkin grown in Germany in 2016 by a Belgian man.
Here is Geddes with the fruit of his labor (and yes, pumpkins are, in fact, a fruit!):