A gardening professor has set a new world record with his heaviest pumpkin ever.
American horticulture professor Travis Gienger has broken the world record for the heaviest pumpkin ever grown Guardian,
This vegetable was weighed during a pumpkin festival in Half Moon Bay, California (United States) this Monday, October 9, 2023. Result: 1,247kg on the scale! The previous world record was set in Italy in 2021 with 1,226 kg.
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
round like a basketball
“This pumpkin is called Michael Jordan because it’s 2023…and he’s the greatest basketball player of all time,” Travis Geinger told a local TV station. The pumpkin was “round like a basketball,” the horticulture professor also explained.
Travis Geinger has been growing pumpkins since he was a teenager, continuing a family tradition, details Guardian, They have won three of the last four Half Moon Bay championships.
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
“make people smile”
“I work to be able to put smiles on people’s faces and it’s great to be here and see everyone in this town,” he said. The grower also won a $30,000 prize, he said, which he will use to grow an even more impressive pumpkin next year.