This has to be New Zealand’s biggest pumpkin!
Weighing in at 230kg this monster pumpkin was grown by Max & Julianne Farrell and was big enough to win them NZ’s Big Boy pumpkin competition.
The competition was part of the The Little River Giant Pumpkin Festival which was recently held in Little River, just outside of Christchurch. Altogether there are 13 competitions, including the Big Boy, the Local Big Boy (for pumpkins grown on the Peninsula) and the Wide Girl (for the widest circumference).
Giant vegetable competitions are growing in popularity.
In October last year the UK announced its heaviest ever pumpkin weighing in at 1,176.5 kg.
And still the world record for the heaviest pumpkin holds at 1,190.49 kg for an Atlantic giant grown by Belgian Mathias Willemijns in 2016.