New England Giant Pumpkin Weigh-off won by 2,295-pound gourd

Oct. 8 (UPI) — The New England Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off announced this year’s winner, which tipped the scales at 2,294.5 pounds, is a new record for the competition.

The pumpkin, grown by Connecticut man Alex Noel, dwarfed the competition at the annual weigh-off, which is part of the Topsfield Fair.

The 2,294.5-pound pumpkin is heavier even than a Mitsubishi Eclipse, which is only 2,018 pounds.

The pumpkin was a new record for the contest, but fell short of the world record, a 2,624.6-pound pumpkin grown by Belgian man Mathias Willemijns in 2016.

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