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Wis. man's massive pumpkin weighs 1,810 pounds


STILLWATER, Minn. (AP) -- A Wisconsin man has grown a massive pumpkin that tips the scales at 1,810.5 pounds -- a possible world record.

Chris Stevens of New Richmond, Wis., submitted his giant gourd at the Stillwater Harvest Fest on Saturday. When the official weight was announced, the 32-year-old contractor pumped his fist and the crowd roared.

His winner was 85 pounds heavier than the official world-record pumpkin. That gourd weighed 1,725 and was grown last year in Ohio.

The Associated Press e-mailed a festival organizer Saturday to find out whether a Guinness World Records representative was on hand to verify the pumpkin set an official record. The e-mail was not immediately returned.

Stevens says his secret is a precise mixture of sunshine, rain, cow manure, fish emulsion and seaweed.

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