Giant Pumpkin In Southeast Minnesota Weighs Over 1,000 lbs
You have to see this to believe it!
A pumpkin grown at Berg's Nursery & Landscape in Austin officially weighs 1,305 pounds!
Currently, it's being displayed just outside the store. Anyone can stop by and see it. Grower Tanner Conway (also of Austin) mentioned on Facebook, "Feel free to ask questions! I will have seeds for people who want to try [to grow a big pumpkin]."
Healthy pumpkin crops were expected in Illinois and California this year, but Minnesota is certainly holding its own! Last season, Minnesota harvested about 840 acres of pumpkin fields. That pumpkin production was valued at just over $1.3 million too. However, when it comes to agriculture, corn and soy are still king in our state.
The pumpkin grown in Austin wasn't the only huge pumpkin produced this season. Check out this one at around 2,000 pounds!
Would you dare try to carve these babies!? How many pumpkins do you have out in your yard this fall?
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