Sold to a very happy family, the produce department at the Fred Meyer store on Federal Way in Boise featured a remarkable 113 pound pumpkin named Carl. According to All About Pumpkins, “Most pumpkin varieties take between 85 – 125 days to mature.” That means Carl grew at the approximate rate of 1.106 pounds per day.
The 2014 Guinness Book of World records pumpkin tipped the scales at an impressive 2,096.6 pounds. This massive specimen was grown by Swiss gardener Beni Meier. Using the same math, it means that Beni’s pumpkin grew at the approximate rate of 16.768 pounds per day. That’s equivalent to eight-pound twins—per day!
When was the last time you were wow’d?
© Laurie Buchanan