CLARENCE, NY (AP) — A 2,554-pound pumpkin grown in upstate New York has set a new U.S. record for heaviest.
State and national records fell over the weekend at Great Pumpkin Farm in the Buffalo suburb of Clarence, when Scott Andrusz’s entry broke the previous national record of 2,528 pounds, The Buffalo News reported.
New York State’s previous record was 2,517 pounds, according to a press release.
The winning gourd will be on display at the Great Pumpkin Farm fall festival through October 16.
A grower in Italy holds the world record for heaviest pumpkin. According to Guinness World Records, he grew a 2,702 pound pumpkin in 2021.
The Associated Press