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World's Largest Fruit
  World's Largest Fruit
World's Largest Fruit

The Gourd Family (Cucurbitaceae) includes hundreds of species of vines bearing coiled, climbing tendrils and some of the most unusual fruits in the world. Known as "curcurbits" to gourd lovers, the fruits of this diverse family come in an astounding array of shapes and sizes, from tiny, marble-sized "jumbie pumpkins" of the Caribbean islands to giant gourds over seven feet long. In fact, the undisputed world's largest fruits belong to this remarkable plant family. According to Cucurbits, the official newsletter of the World Pumpkin Confederation, a 1993 record-breaking pumpkin weighed in at 836 pounds and a giant squash tipped the scales at just over 700 pounds. Ron Wallace from Greene, RI, has grown a pumpkin (October 2012) that weighs a whopping 2,009 pounds, making it not only the largest pumpkin in history, but also the largest fruit ever grown in the world.

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Josie  Detmers
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    Cool photo....and interesting story to go along with it!! Wow! That's one huge pumpkin grown in R.I.!!!

10/27/2012 9:46:31 PM

 
Tiia Vissak
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a cool image!

10/28/2012 12:57:53 AM

 
Tammy Espino
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Super fall capture!! :)

10/29/2012 7:28:33 PM

 
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