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Gigantic pumpkin grown by woman from Leicester

Lisa Kyprianou with her giant pumpkin Credit: BPM Media (Midlands)

A woman from Leicester has grown a gigantic pumpkin on her allotment.

Lisa Kyprianou, from Western Park, has been growing variations of fruit and vegetables for almost 20 years, but has never grown anything quite as big as this.

I started growing vegetables around the time my second daughter was born as a way of saving money so I could stay at home and it has just carried on from there.

I grow most things to be honest but we have a massive badger problem and they love carrots and parsnips so I can't grow them.

The thing is I'm not really sure how the pumpkin's gotten so big.

– Lisa Kyprianou

Lisa isn't completely sure what she will do with the pumpkin, but is hoping to give it away to a cafe or a restaurant so it will not be wasted.