The Greatest Pumpkin
October 22, 2015 8:55 AM Subscribe
It all starts with the seed. Top growers know their pumpkins' lineage back generations, and the Great Pumpkin Commonwealth keeps records.Ron Wallace was the first person to grow a one-ton pumpkin. He's going for 2,500 pounds next.
About 30,000 fruit and vegetable growers compete in organizations like the Great Pumpkin Commonwealth, going for sheer mass. Alaska is a hotbed (so to speak) for certain crops, thanks to the long summer sun.
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