The average pumpkin—as any good jack-o-lantern carver or pumpkin patch frequenter knows—is about six to 18 pounds, but that doesn't mean they can't move into a higher weight class. After all, what would we check out at state fairs if not for the gargantuan produce on display. In 2014, competitive grower Matt Radach submitted a 1223-pound pumpkin to the Washington State Fair in Puyallup, Washington. Surprisingly, the enormous squash plant only got fifth place. In the video above, you can watch its growing process, from seed to pumpkin, take place over five months. As you can see, the seedling starts inside before moving to a tent and finally outside.

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