Canadian sets record with 1,500+ lb. pumpkinby The Associated Press on Oct. 06, 2008, under Nation/World, Taste
ELK GROVE, Calif. – That’s a lot of pumpkin seeds.
A Canadian farmer has won a contest in California with a pumpkin that weighs more than 1,500 pounds.
Jake van Kooten of British Columbia collected more than $9,000 in prize money Saturday at the Elk Grove Giant Pumpkin and Harvest Festival.
Festival spokesman Steve Capps says the entry set a new California record – by just 1 pound.