How About Them Pumpkins?

[A tip of the hat to Silverback Jerry (Quaker Silverbacks) for suggesting this. SB SM]

October 5, 2022 11:46 AM ET


In this photo provided by The Great Pumpkin Farm, Emmett Andrusz, from left, Steve Andrusz and Scott Andrusz, pose with the record-setting 2,554-pound pumpkin in Clarence, N.Y., on Saturday.
The Great Pumpkin Farm via AP

CLARENCE, N.Y. — A 2,554-pound pumpkin grown in upstate New York has set a new U.S. record for the heaviest.

State and national records fell over the weekend at the Great Pumpkin Farm in the Buffalo suburb of Clarence, when Scott Andrusz’s entry broke the previous national record of 2,528 pounds, The Buffalo News reported.

The previous New York state record was 2,517 pounds, a news release said.

The winning gourd will be on display at the Great Pumpkin Farm fall festival through Oct. 16.

A grower in Italy holds the world record for heaviest pumpkin. He grew a 2,702-pound squash in 2021, according to Guinness World Records.

They may not have been record setters, but the most beautiful pumpkins are those grown by Silverbelle Sandy
Best of Show!

2 thoughts on “How About Them Pumpkins?

  1. She was a real pumpkin fanatic for 9 years, but there are too many pros in the giant pumpkin biz now. A champion gourd can generate lots of $$, and as always, money takes the fun out of it.

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