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Lymington's pumpkin growing twins grow a 1,400Ib monster
10:04am Thursday 3rd October 2013 in News
THEY’VE done it again!
Lymington's pumpkin-growing twins Ian and Stuart Paton have grown another monster.
And they’ll be entering it into the pumpkin competition at Royal Victoria Country Park in Hampshire on October 12, which is set to raise thousands for the Jubilee Sailing Trust.
The 52-year-olds, from Lymington, have dedicated 750 hours to nurturing it since it was planted in April and they are expecting it to weigh in at a whopping 1,400lb.
At the show they will find out if their super squash has allowed them to keep hold of their title of British pumpkin-growing champions, but this year other growers are hot on their trail, and Dorset farmer Mark Baggs could give the pair a run for their money with his pumpkin that is a similar size.
Stuart, a grandfather-of-two, said: “My grandchildren always come running up here to have a look.
“They do seem to capture everyone’s imagination and there are more people doing it as well.”
Although this giant fruit is the weight of a car, it’s not big enough for the brothers, who still hope to break the world record, which currently stands at 2,009lb.
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