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Farmers Compete to Grow Utah's Biggest Pumpkins

Farmers Compete to Grow Utah's Biggest Pumpkins

Posted - Oct. 3, 2007 at 10:29 p.m.



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(KSL News) Lots of Utah farmers are hoping to grow the perfect pumpkin, and by perfect they mean big!

They even have an organization called "Utah Giant Pumpkin Growers," with weigh-offs throughout this month.

It's become a passion for Andrew Israelsen, who tends to his patch several hours a day. He gave us this tip: "You need three things to grow a big pumpkin: good seed, good soil and good luck."

The state record, set last year, is 1,104 pounds.

This month on KSL's Studio Five-you TOO can learn how to grow a pumpkin this size.

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