Monday, November 15, 2010

"Great Pumpkins"

I inspected a house today on Cape Cod that had this display of a couple "Great Pumpkins" out in the front yard. The owner said that these pumpkins weren't the biggest he has ever raised as his greatest pumpkin weighed in at 990 pounds. He has never broken the thousand pound weight yet for a pumpkin but of course there is always next season to try again. If he succeeds in growing a thousand pound pumpkin then this pumpkin would weight half a ton.
Probably the greatest record for a fruit that I have heard about at least in song form was when "Cheech and Chong" sang about a "One Ton Tomato". Now that would be truly impressive and you could surely make quite a bit of tomato sauce out of a one ton tomato.