Record Smashing Pumpkin Grown In Upstate New York

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Upstate New York’s 2,554-pound pumpkin has set a new U.S. record.

Scott Andrusz’s entry broke the previous national record of 2,528 pounds at the Great Pumpkin Farm in Clarence over the weekend, according to The Buffalo News.

A news release reported that the previous New York state record was 2,517 pounds.

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

In Italy, there is a grower who holds the world record for the heaviest pumpkin. According to Guinness World Records, in 2021 he grew a squash that weighed 2,702 pounds.

For more on this story, please consider these sources:

  1. Monster 2,554lb pumpkin breaks US record | World records  The Guardian
  2. A lot of pie: Pumpkin tips scales with new U.S. record  KTVB
  3. Super squash: 2,554-pound pumpkin carves out new US record  ABC News
  4. Massachusetts man breaks Topsfield Fair giant pumpkin record  WCVB Boston
  5. Oh my gourd: Upstate NY pumpkin sets record for largest in U.S.  syracuse.com
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