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Old 10-01-2012, 12:12 AM
 
Location: Michigan
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Organizers of a fair in northeastern Massachusetts claim a Rhode Island man has set a new world record with the first pumpkin ever to weigh more than a ton.

Leaders of the Topsfield Fair say the huge gourd grown by Ron Wallace of Greene, R.I., tipped the scales at 2,009 pounds on Friday, winning him $5,500 for first place and another $10,000 as a bonus for breaking the one-ton mark.

RI Man Wins $15,500 With 1-Ton Pumpkin - ABC News
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Old 10-01-2012, 09:48 AM
 
Location: Northern MN
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Nice.

My biggest so far is 428lbs.
I guess I need to build a greenhouse, next
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Old 10-01-2012, 11:25 AM
 
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Thats a big pumpkin. I have always wished I could grow a really big pumpkin, but I live in a zone that has short summers and it wouldn't work here.
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Old 10-01-2012, 12:00 PM
 
Location: Northern MN
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A guy in Ely MN just grew a 1200lb one and a guy in stillwater MN has grown a world record one a few years back. I live in northern MN and I can kind of grow a big one.
Ely is about as far north as you can get in the continues 48.
Where do you live?

A Atlantic pumpkin only grows for 120days + or - a week or 2 then it dies off.
so almost anyone can give it a try.

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Thats a big pumpkin. I have always wished I could grow a really big pumpkin, but I live in a zone that has short summers and it wouldn't work here.
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