Farmer Breaks California Record After Growing 2-Ton Pumpkin

Farmer Breaks California Record After Growing 2-Ton Pumpkin
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It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!

A farmer in California has broken the record for growing the state’s biggest pumpkin — weighing in at 2,175 pounds.

Leonardo Urena spent the summer tending to the massive gourd, on a 1200-square-foot plot of land.

Dedicating long hours to caring for the pumpkin, he would only sleep for five or six hours before heading back to work as a supervisor on a ranch, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

The diligence Urena spent over the last two decades trying to grow such a pumpkin has finally paid off. Urena took the top prize at the Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off. Organizers said it set a record for pumpkins grown in the state. 

It also earned him the title “Grand Champion Grower 2019” and $15,225. It amounts to about $7 a pound.

“You feel satisfied accomplishing this and it gives you the desire to continue with the support from family and friends,” Urena said.

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