RI Pumpkin Farmer Sets World Record at Pumpkin Weigh-off

Greene (Coventry), RI, farmer Ron Wallace recently was awarded two first prizes for the largest pumpkins at competitions in New England.

On 28 September, his entry at the All New England Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off, held at the Topsfield Fair in Topsfield, MA, weighed in at 2009 pounds and set a new world record.

On Saturday (6 October), Wallace’s entry at the Southern New England Giant Pumpkin Grower’s Annual Weigh-off at Frerichs Farm in Warren, RI, weighed in at 1,872 pounds, an event record.

Media reports:

Boston Globe: World’s largest-ever fruit dominates Super Bowl of pumpkin weigh-offs (29 SEP 12)

The Salem News: Squashing Records – 2,009-pounder at Topsfield Fair is world’s biggest (29 SEP 12)

Coventry Patch: Greene Resident Grows World’s Largest Pumpkin (1 OCT 12)

Boston Globe: N.E. growers ever closer to one-ton pumpkin (24 SEP 12)

Warren Times-Gazette: Pumpkin weighs ‘only’ 1,872 pounds at Warren weigh-off (6 OCT 12)

WPRI-TV: Wallace wins RI pumpkin weigh-off (6 OCT 12)

Background information:

Topsfield Fair: Giant Pumpkin Contest

Topsfield Fair

Frerichs Farm

Southern New England Giant Pumpkin Growers

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