Augusta garden store displays 750-pound pumpkin

Published: Oct. 13, 2021 at 6:11 PM EDT
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AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - The garden store Good Earth in Augusta has a great big pumpkin weighing in at a whopping 750 pounds.

Naturally, it’s one of the world’s largest pumpkins, but the manager we spoke to tells us they’re hoping to get an even bigger one at a future auction.

It was originally grown in Indiana but now it’s here for all your fall photo needs.

The store says it’s taking the seeds out of the pumpkin and sending them back to Indiana, since the farmers there know they will grow that size of pumpkin. Next year, Good Earth is trying to get a 1,200 pounder.

The staff at the garden center say it’s definitely an eye-catcher.

“Especially little kids, they all want to know where did this monster come from and I get to tell them. And they all want to know how does it grow this big, how do you take care of it and it’s a big shock for anyone walking in,” said an employee at Good Earth.

There’s also a pumpkin wall for people to come and take their fall photos with friends and family.

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