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Pampered pumpkin picked as plumpest of them all

Pampered pumpkin picked as plumpest of them all

Posted: Tuesday, October 28, 2008 9:21 pm

HALF MOON BAY, Calif. (AP) — Thad Starr’s giant pumpkin really began putting on weight in August — a lot of weight. The pumpkin gained about 30 pounds a day on its way to victory Monday at the Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-off in Half Moon Bay. Starr’s pumpkin finished at a record 1,528 pounds. Starr won last year with a pumpkin that was four pounds lighter and also set a record. Starr, of Pleasant Hill, Ore., bought a trailer to transport the pumpkin. It has a circumference of 15 feet. He says his secret to growing big pumpkins is good soil: “We really pamper them.” Published in The Messenger 10.28.08

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