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One Big Pumpkin

posted on October 3, 2008

SPICER, Minn (AP). - The heaviest pumpkin on record in the state of Minnesota was grown in a small pumpkin patch in rural Spicer.

Chad Revier set the new state record Saturday during the Great Pumpkin Commonwealth pumpkin contest in Stillwater.

His prize-winner weighed in at 1,428 pounds — beating the previous state record of 1,258 pounds by 170 pounds.

Revier says he'll harvest the seeds from the state champion and plant them again next year to see if he can repeat his success.

He brought three pumpkins to the contest. The largest was disqualified because it had cracks in it, the smallest took third in the contest at 1,065 pounds.


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