This Connecticut State Record-Breaking Pumpkin Grew in Just 2.5 Months

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This record-setting, 1,487-pound pumpkin is the product of one Ken Desrosiers of Broad Brook, Connecticut and, as you can see, grew to that size in just two and a half months.

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Planted at the end of June and entered into the Durham Fair on Wednesday, this gargantuan gourd smashed the previous Connecticut State record by a full 40 pounds—though it did fall short of the World Record 1810 pound pumpkin weighed-in Minnesota last October.

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[NBC Connecticut via Eater]

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So, I'd hope food companies are taking DNA samples of big prize winning plants like these. Surely growing many massive ones would be a lot more cost effective than a bunch of small ones? And would also drastically increase output potential.