Monday, October 12, 2009

Pumpkin squashes competition in Calif. weigh-off



Pumpkin squashes competition in Calif. weigh-off

A giant pumpkin from Iowa is the prize of the patch after squashing the competition in a heavyweight championship on California's coast. The gigantic gourd tipped the scales at 1,658 pounds to win the 36th annual World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off in Half Moon Bay.

At $6 a pound, Des Moines grower Don Young will take home a $9,948 prize. He says he didn't expect to win and is very happy. Read more...

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