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Record-breaking giant pumpkins grown in Utah. Each weighs over 450 kg

The first place in the competition was bagged by a local farmer Mohamed Sadiq.

it-s-viral Updated: Sep 30, 2020, 08:52 IST
Associated Press | Posted By: Trisha Sengupta
Associated Press | Posted By: Trisha Sengupta
Lehi, Utah
This image shows a family posing with their 1,825 pounds (828 kilograms) pumpkin.
This image shows a family posing with their 1,825 pounds (828 kilograms) pumpkin. (AP)

The Utah Giant Pumpkin Growers group has recorded eight pumpkins from the state this year that weighed more than 1,000 pounds (455 kilograms), setting a state record.

The first-place pumpkin at the 16th annual event last Saturday in the city of Lehi came in at 1,825 pounds (830 kilograms), KSTU-TV reported.

The hefty gourd was grown by local farmer Mohamed Sadiq. It was the largest pumpkin to be grown outside of a greenhouse and the second largest pumpkin ever grown in Utah, event organizers said.

The event was an official weighing session for the Great Pumpkin Commonwealth, an organization that has made giant pumpkin growing a hobby with standards to ensure quality, competition fairness and education.

Officials measuring a giant pumpkin.
Officials measuring a giant pumpkin. ( AP )

The group is hosting a second event at Hee Haw Farms in Pleasant Grove on October 10.

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