Gardener smashes UK's heaviest pumpkin record
A new record has been set for the UK's heaviest pumpkin, which was grown from a seed costing £1,250.
Matthew Oliver said he was "over the moon" after his pumpkin weighed-in at 1333.8lb (605kg) at the Pumpkin Festival in Southampton.
He now holds the UK record for the biggest pumpkin grown outdoors.
The horticulturist, from Essex, grew the gourd from a seed which came from the current world record holder - a pumpkin weighing more than a tonne.
Mr Oliver, who works at RHS Hyde Hall near South Woodham Ferrers, said: " I'm so happy, but I'm not sure at this stage if I'll ever do... read more
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