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PRAIRIE GARDENER: Growing giant pumpkins requires skill and patience

Published 10/31/2010, Grand Forks Herald

The golden orbs of autumn are becoming behemoths as growers try to grow ever bigger pumpkins. This year was no exception with Chris Stevens of New Richmond, Wis., (near Stillwater, Minn.) who produced a world record pumpkin totaling 1,810 pounds. The old record was 1,725 pounds and was grown in Ohio in 2009. A 2,000-pound pumpkin is within reach soon.

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