Oh My Gourd! Horticulture teacher sets new record for heaviest pumpkin
Minnesota horticulture teacher, Travis Gienger, has just set a new U.S. record for the heaviest pumpkin: a whopping 2,560 pounds!
He says this accomplishment is unique.
“Minnesota has a great midyear, but our spring in our parts is really, really tough. So to do it in Minnesota, it just shouldn’t happen. It’s like winning the Tour de France on a big wheel. You know, you just can only hope, but it worked.”
Gienger drove more than a full day to have his pumpkin weighed at the 49th World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off in San Francisco. By the way, it cost him more than $1,000 in gas! He also won the same contest in 2020 but also broke a record set recently in New York where a grower raised a massive gourd weighing 2,554 pounds.
According to the Guiness World Records, a grower in Italy holds the record for heaviest gourd at 2,702 pounds.
Story via AP News