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Fall might be my favorite time of year, as the leaves change colors, the air turns a little more brisk and it's acceptable to sneak a little whisky in your coffee to help stay warm. It also happens to be the time where a lot of plants come into harvest, leaving people to enter contests to show-off their hard work over the past year.
And one contest, the Giant Pumpkin European Championship in Ludwigsburg, Germany—yes, that's a real thing—just saw the largest pumpkin ever, with the big orange plant weighing in at an incredible 2,623 pounds, per International Business Times.
The weight has officially topped the world record pumpkin weight. Mattias Willemyens from Belgium entered the Atlantic pumpkin in the annual contest.
Last year, a pumpkin weighing in at 2,145 pounds from Illinois broke the record in North America for the largest pumpkin, ABC News reported. At the time it was deemed the world’s second-largest pumpkin and was grown by Gene McMullen. McMullen said the secret to growing the larger-than-life gourd was patience and care. The pumpkin weighed in second to the world record-winner, which was a 2,323-pound pumpkin from Switzerland, grown by Beni Meier, according to Guinness World Records.
Carving pumpkins may be a normal routine this time of year, but there's no way in hell anyone's touching Willemyens' massive pumpkin—unless they want to spend the rest of the month trying to turn it into a jack-o-lantern. But who has the time for that?