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US pumpkin named world's heaviest

Published 22/10/2010 | 09:04

A forklift moves the largest pumpkin in the world into place for display at the New York Botanical Garden
A forklift moves the largest pumpkin in the world into place for display at the New York Botanical Garden

Guinness World Records has confirmed that a massive pumpkin grown in Wisconsin in America is officially the world's heaviest.

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The gourd grown this year by Chris Stevens of New Richmond tips the scales at 1,810.5 pounds. That's 85 pounds heavier than the previous record, a 1,725-pound pumpkin grown last year in Ohio.

Stevens' pumpkin has a circumference of 186.5 inches, or more than 15 feet. When turned on its side, the pumpkin is more than waist-high to an average-size person.

Stevens unveiled his pumpkin earlier this month at the Stillwater Harvest Fest in Minnesota. He said at the time his secret is a precise mixture of sunshine, rain, cow manure, fish emulsion and seaweed.

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