Giant Pumpkin Breaks State Record

The new Connecticut record is now 1766.5 lbs. for a pumpkin.

By Bob Connors
|  Thursday, Sep 26, 2013  |  Updated 1:47 PM EDT
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Giant Pumpkin Breaks State Record

Ken D

Matt DeBacco, of Rocky Hill, stands with his record-breaking pumpkin at the Durham Fair. The pumpkin weighs 1,766.5 lbs., a new state record.

advertisement

Connecticut has a new record-breaking pumpkin.

Matt DeBacco, of Rocky Hill, grew the pumpkin, which weighed in at 1,766.5 lbs. at the Durham Fair Wednesday night.

It's the heaviest pumpkin ever grown in Connecticut. DeBacco's gourd shatters the old record, a 1,487.5-pound pumpkin that was weighed in Durham in 2011.

The heaviest pumpkin in the world was 1,818 lbs., according to the Guinness Book of World Records. That pumpkin was weighed in Canada in 2011.

DeBacco's pumpkin will be on display at the Durham Fair through Sunday.

Get the latest from NBC Connecticut anytimeiPhone/iPad/Android App | SMS AlertsTwitter | Facebook | Google+ | Instagram | RSS

Get the latest headlines sent to your inbox!
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Leave Comments
Get Fit With NBC Connecticut!
The Health & Wellness Festival is back in... Read more
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out