Cultivating pumpkins is no easy feat, but these people, but the sight of these record-holding pumpkins will have you thinking otherwise! Here are the top 10 largest pumpkins in the world this year.
10. 2416.5 pounds by Karl Haist
Karl Haist isn't just any farmer; he holds two positions on this list. His first entry is this 2018 pumpkin that he grew at Clarence Center, New York. Ohio Valley Giant Pumpkin Growers Weigh-Off weighed it.
9. 2433.9 pounds by Ian & Stuart Patron
Right across the pond, we have twin brothers, Ian & Stuart, with their huge pumpkin that is now recognized as one of the United Kingdom's largest. The brothers say the pumpkin was grown in a greenhouse and that it was the first time they'd use peat moss instead of organic manure as fertilizer.
8. 2469.5 pounds by Steve Daletas
Steve grows massive pumpkins, and his 2018 pumpkin owns a spot on this list with a weight of 2469.5 pounds! It was grown in Pleasant Hill, OR, and also won the 2018 Terminator Weigh-Off.
7. 2517 pounds by Karl & Beverly Haist
Karl's second spot on this list is thanks to his collaboration with Beverly Haist that produced a 2517 pounds pumpkin that was also grown in Clarence Center, New York, in 2019.
6. 2517.7 pounds by Ruben Mendi
Rubén Mendi of Valtierrano was proclaimed the 2021 winner of the Giant Pumpkin Contest held in his hometown. He presented a specimen with a total weight of 1,142 kilos, staying very close to the Spanish record with the pumpkin with which he won the last edition (1,157.50 kilos).
5. 2528 pounds by Steve Geddes
Geddes grew this 2018 pumpkin in Boscawen, New Hampshire. The heavy pumpkin looks like something out of a fairytale as it stood tall in photos, dwarfing people standing beside it.
4. 2551.9 pounds by Ruben Mendi
Rubén Mendi owns another spot on the list of the top 10 largest pumpkins globally, with a pumpkin that weighed 1157.50 kg (2551.9 lbs) on the scale.
3. 2593.7 pounds by Ian & Stuart Paton – 185 Stones
The Paton brothers left people stunned when they exhibited this 1176.5 KG – 185 Stone pumpkin that quickly toppled the previous UK best of 2,433lb and narrowly missed out on the world record by just 31lb.
2. 2624.6 pounds by Mathias Willemijns
The second-largest pumpkin to date goes to Mathias Willemijns from Deurle, Belgium, making it the largest. It was weighed at the European Pumpkin Weigh-Off in 2016.
1. 2702.8 pounds by Stefano Cutrupi
The largest pumpkin to date and the World Record goes to Stefano Cutrupi from Italy. The pumpkin weighs 2702 pounds at an assessment at the Big Pumpkin Festival in Peccioli, Italy 2021.
This pumpkin will be taken to the European championship held in Stuttgart, Germany, to display and participate in the local championship weigh-off.