Last year, my chemist’s brother set a European record for the largest pumpkin. This year – well, his pumpkin shattered the metric ton mark, but it won’t count because it has a thumb-sized hole on the bottom.
So what do you do with a disqualified one-ton-berry? Carve the sucker! I’d mentioned Ray Villafane before: here’s what he does with a giant pumpkin:
As for my pumpkins: the largest butternut weighed in at 976 grams, and the lone pumpkin is probably around 7-8 kilograms, too heavy for the kitchen scale to tell. So I’ve beaten my own record – and would beat Beni Meier’s giant in an official contest, too!