Giant Pumpkins

I’ve previously posted about my chemist’s brother’s giant pumpkins, for instance last year, when a tiny hole kept his pumpkin from being the first to make the metric ton.  Better luck this year: Beni Meier set a world record in Berlin, beat it in Jona, and beat it again in Ludwigsburg at the European championships, where his baby became the first official pumpkin to weigh over a metric ton.  Click through the pictures: the last two in front of the castle are quite impressive.

2 thoughts on “Giant Pumpkins

  1. Linda Wightman

    Congratulations to your chemist’s brother! I’m imagining a contest in which first prize is “pumpkin pie for a year” and this shows up on the winner’s doorstep….

    1. thduggie Post author

      It’s about as official as it can get: it’s on the Great Pumpkin Commonwealth homepage.
      As for your vision, Linda, at over 2000 pounds I think you could freeze enough pulp for nearly two years…
      How to make the pulp, from a recipe site: “Place the pumpkin halves cut side down on the lined baking sheet and bake at 350°F until a fork can easily pierce them, about an hour to an hour and a half. ” Now all we need is an oven big enough…


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