Nova Scotia man sets local record at giant pumpkin weigh-in
A massive pumpkin, similar to those seen in this file photo, has set a new Atlantic Canada record.
Published Tuesday, October 2, 2012 8:26AM EDT
WATERVILLE, N.S. -- A Nova Scotia man has set a new record for the heaviest pumpkin grown in Atlantic Canada.
Gerard Ansems of Steam Mill entered a 727-kilogram specimen Saturday at the Annapolis Valley Giant Vegetable Growers Association weigh-off in Waterville.
The monster is 89 kilograms heavier than the previous record holder, a 638-kilogram pumpkin grown by Jeff Reid in 2010.
The association's prize for winning the club competition is $300, less than the $1,000 up for grabs this Saturday at the Great Atlantic Weigh-off in Windsor.
Ansems says he has another pumpkin he thinks is even heavier, based on the measurements.
Ansems' previous largest pumpkin was 549-kilograms, two years ago.