When a farmer from Dorset planted a small seed back in April, little did he dream of the monster that it would grow into.
Mark Baggs' prize pumpkin eventually tipped the scales at 1,520lbs - that's 689 kilograms, and over 100 stone!
Over the weekend, at a pumpkin festival near Southampton, it was officially declared as the heaviest pumpkin ever grown in this country. Martin Dowse went to see it.
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