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(UPI) – A Minnesota gardener is taking aim at a Guinness World Record after spending more than 200 days growing a massive pumpkin.
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Travis Gienger of Anoka said the pumpkin he has been growing for months started out as a seed from the current world record pumpkin, a 2,702-pound gourd grown by Stefano Cutrupi in Italy in 2021.
Gienger previously earned his own Guinness World Record when he carved a jack-o'-lantern from a 2,350-pound pumpkin in 2020.