Country’s Largest Pumpkin Record Beat


Andrew McMullen, Newspaper Staff Reporter


Travis Gienger a man from Minnesota, set the record this month.

The pumpkin came in at 2560 pounds! So how do farmers like Gienger grow pumpkins so big?

“ It all comes down to genetics” says Jim Myers, a professor of vegetable breeding at Oregon State University.

A man from New York previously held the record weighing in  at 2554 pounds. His record only lasted for one week! However this is the record only in the United States.

The world record belongs to a man from Italy, Stefano Cutrupi of Radda weighing in at 2702 lbs. 

Imagine how many pies that pumpkin can make!