Pumpkin weighs 2,009 pounds, breaks record

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Growers in Massachusetts had "pumpkin envy" just looking at the gourd that broke a world record. 

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The giant pumpkin weighed in at 2,009 pounds.

Ron Wallace is the proud owner of the pumpkin.

He says that during peak growth the gourds can grow 40 pounds per week.

Wallace says it's a labor of love.

For his pains he won more than $15,000.

The previous record holder weighed in at more than 1,843 pounds.


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