“Ever, not just this year. Ever,” Woody Lancaster, the northeast representative for the Great Pumpkin Commonwealth (possibly the best-named organization in the world), emphasized to the Globe. “It is a big deal.”
And we agree. It is both a big pumpkin and a big deal.
While this is the biggest pumpkin ever grown in North America, it doesn't take the cake (the pumpkin pie?) on the world stage. According to Guinness World Records, the biggest pumpkin ever was grown by a Belgian man named Mathias Willemijns and weighed 2,624.6 pounds when it was recorded in 2016. That's over 100 pounds larger than this one.
Look, Geddes may not have set the all-time global record, but we believe he deserves some recognition, even if he isn't the true Pumpkin King. He's at least the Pumpkin Duke or something.
h/t The Boston Globe