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Canadian sets record with 1,500+ lb. pumpkin

Jake van Kooten with his great pumpkin

Jake van Kooten with his great pumpkin

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.

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