Wareham gardener grows UK’s biggest ever pumpkin
A gardener from Dorset has claimed a UK record for the heaviest pumpkin.
A weigh-in at the Jubilee Sailing Trust Pumpkin Festival in Netley, near Southampton, found Mark Baggs’ pumpkin weighed 1,520lb (689kg).
Festival organiser Sonja Davison said the monster specimen was 16lb (7.3kg) heavier than the previous UK record.
Specialist lifting equipment had to be used to move the giant pumpkin from Mr Baggs’ Wareham garden for the event.