That’s a lot of potential pies. Steve Geddes of Boscawen, N.H. won 6K at the Deerfield Fair for growing the biggest pumpkin in North American history, according to Time. That pumpkin is the most impressive thing to come out of New Hampshire since their tax free liquor. In fact, they should put the pumpkin out in front of the NH State Liquor Store so when the cheap among us (why are you all assuming it’s me) drive over their border to buy their TAX-FREE booze, they can also check out Mr. Geddes’ mutant nightmare of a pumpkin.
The thing weighs 2,528 lbs.! It beat out the last one which weighed 2,363 lbs.! You’d think we’d feel the tremors here in Boston when they had to roll those babies around to get them on the crane to life them on the scale.
There’s an organization called The Great Pumpkin Commonwealth that decides all the giant mutant pumpkins decisions. They informed the Boston Globe that the Geddes pumpkin is not just the largest pumpkin ever grown in North America. It’s also only 100 lbs. short of the weight of the biggest pumpkin grown in the world.
In 2016, Mathias Willemijns of Belgium, set the current world record with a pumpkin that tipped the scales at 2,624 pounds, according to the Guinness World Records.
Do they have to preserve this pumpkin and not carve it up to make the biggest jack o’ lantern in the world? Probably. If not, and if they want to remain newsworthy, they could carve it into something off of this list. That would probably make the news again.
Just in case you guys wanted to share this story, thought it was really cool. Last night at the Deerfield fair there was a new U.S record pumpkin weighed at 2528 pounds beating the previous one of 2363 pounds. It was grown by a grower of Steve geddes From N.H. pic.twitter.com/B2aSKqYsKp
— Henry Swenson (@HenrySwenson) September 28, 2018