Halloween – The squash was named “Michael Jordan” for its basketball size and shape
His name is “Michael Jordan” and he weighs about 1.2 tons. Vegetable grown by Travis Ginger breaks world record for heaviest pumpkin ever grown, reports Guardian, The weigh-in took place this Monday during an annual competition held in Half Moon Bay, California (United States). The result: 2,749 pounds, or 47 more than the previous record set in 2021 by an Italian.
A new world record! Winner of the 50th Annual Half Moon Bay World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off.
2749 pounds. Defending champion Travis Geinger of Minnesota won again. pic.twitter.com/TSvimsUzBQ
– Ian Cull (@NBCian) 9 October 2023
ABC7 News says Travis Geinger, originally from Minnesota, won the competition for the third time. But with “Michael Jordan” he has now written his name in history. This gardening professor named his pumpkin after the famous basketball player because he is the “greatest of all time.”
about 700 pies
Squash, which is shaped like a basketball, weighs 2,110 times more. This is also equivalent to 275 jack-o’-lanterns.
Defending champion Travis Geinger set a new world record with his monstrous, mind-blowing 2749-pound gourd to dominate today’s 50th Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off in Half Moon Bay CA. He earned $30,000. Animals will be the star of this weekend’s Pumpkin Festival pic.twitter.com/fgzVh2BlZh
– Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival (@HMBPumpkinFest) 9 October 2023
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