Carving up the record books: Watch mammoth pumpkin grow from seed to super-size in amazing time-lapse By
Daily Mail Reporter
There have been warnings of a pumpkin shortage in the northeastern states of the U.S. after hundreds of patches were destroyed by Hurricane Irene.
And it could not have come at a worst time as the much-celebrated Halloween season approaches.
But one grower in Connecticut has produced a monster gourd that may just be big enough to go round the whole region.
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He began growing the whopper at the end of June and recorded its transformation by setting up a camera to take photographs every 15 minutes, creating a time-lapse video.
But it still falls short of the world's largest, which tipped the scales last year at just over 1,800lbs.
Chris Stevens, from New Richmond, Wisconsin, used seaweed, cow manure and fish emulsion to grow his gargantuan specimen.