NEW RICHMOND, Wis. — Talk about a great gourd: Guinness World Records has confirmed that a massive pumpkin grown in Wisconsin is officially the world's heaviest.Slideshow: Guinness World Records 2011 (on this page)
The pumpkin grown this year by Chris Stevens of New Richmond tips the scales at 1,810.5 pounds. That's 85 pounds heavier than the previous record, a 1,725-pound pumpkin grown last year in Ohio.
More from TODAY.com
TODAY’s Takeaway: Teen recalls dad’s sacrifice, Underwood tackles ‘Sound of Music’
A grumpy White House dog, the sole survivor of a family tragedy, and a country star tackling a risky role were all part of...
- Exclusive: Twitter CEO Dick Costolo reveals who he wishes was on Twitter
- Princess party makes pain go away for girl, 5, with cancer
- Jenna Bush Hager: Former First Dog Barney ‘was a jerk’
- It's Repeal Day! Cocktails to celebrate 80 years since Prohibition's end
- TODAY’s Takeaway: Teen recalls dad’s sacrifice, Underwood tackles ‘Sound of Music’
Stevens' pumpkin has a circumference of 186.5 inches, or more than 15 feet. When turned on its side, the pumpkin is more than waist-high to an average-size person.
Stevens unveiled his pumpkin earlier this month at the Stillwater Harvest Fest in Minnesota. He said at the time his secret is a precise mixture of sunshine, rain, cow manure, fish emulsion and seaweed.
Copyright 2010 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.