Will we beat the 2000 pound pumpkin in the near future? Each year, I've seen the pumpkins get larger and larger. I remember when we broke the 1000 pound mark in New York.
UPDATE.. IT"S been done.... 2009 pumpkin from Greene, R.I. Ron Wallace, a long time pumpkin grower is back on top with this 2009 pound pumpkin. Every time I read 2009, I think of the year, but no, it's the weight. Here's a AP photo of the pumpkin.
(Credit: Paul Bilodeau/AP Photo)
I've collected a few snippets of world record pumpkins for review. Thanks......
STILLWATER, Minn. (AP) - A Wisconsin man has grown a massive pumpkin that tips the scales at 1,810.5 pounds - a possible world record.
Chris Stevens of New Richmond, Wis., submitted his giant gourd at the Stillwater Harvest Fest on Saturday. When the official weight was announced, the 32-year-old contractor pumped his fist and the crowd roared.
His winner was 85 pounds heavier than the official world-record pumpkin. That gourd weighed 1,725 and was grown last year in Ohio.
The Associated Press e-mailed a festival organizer Saturday to find out whether a Guinness World Records representative was on hand to verify the pumpkin set an official record. The e-mail was not immediately returned.
Stevens says his secret is a precise mixture of sunshine, rain, cow manure, fish emulsion and seaweed.
Nick and Christy Harp of Jackson Township are the proud parents of a 1725 pound pumpkin. Christy Harp a the true grower is teacher from Ohio who won top honors in a pumpkin-growing contest with a world record 1725-pound pumpkin behemoth.
The big moment took place on Saturday at the Ohio Valley Giant Pumpkin Growers weight-off in Green Township.
"I kind of knew I had a good shot at the world record, but when it hit the scale, it was just happy, I was crying, thought I was gonna pass out," Christy explains.
For Christy, growing gargantuan gourds has become a personal challenge since the eighth grade, and is now a bit of a hobby at the family farm. This year, she and her husband decided to have a little contest.
So what's her secret?
"We filled up the soil with lots of compost, coffee grounds, cow manure, and then we pick out seeds with good genetics."
"Hey, even if I get beat I was the world record holder for at least a week."
Contest organizers say the entry topped the 1,689-pound record-holder grown in 2007 by Joe Jutras of North Scituate, R.I.
The seeds from Harp's winning pumpkin will be dried and given to anyone who asks.
It’s Official! 2007
Joe Jutras of Rhode Island has landed a mammoth of all pumpkins. On September 29, the scientist knew something was wrong when the Earths gravitational pull was focused to this one location. Upon there findings, they identified a cause of the gravitational pull.
Joe Jutras landed his 1689 pound pumpkin. This folks is a NEW WORLDS RECORD!. Think about it... 1689 pounds.... No wonder the Earths gravity was pulled to this one location.
For just a moment, Bill Rodonis, of Litchfield, N.H., held the title with a 1,566-pound pumpkin. Then Joe Jutras, of Scituate, R.I., crushed it with a pumpkin weighing 1,689 pounds. Both men beat last year's record of 1,502 pounds, but only Jutras will make it in the Guinness Book of Records.