Matthew Oliver

Matthew Oliver is a horticulturist for the Royal Horticultural Society at its RHS Garden Hyde Hall in Essex, UK. He has a BSc Horticulture from Writtle College, University of Essex, and currently specializes in the growing of edible plants, managing a vegetable garden that contains over 350 species of plant from all parts of the world.

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Heaviest pumpkin

An Atlantic Giant pumpkin weighing 1,226 kg (2,702 lb 13.9 oz) was grown by Stefano Cutrupi (Italy) from Radda in Chianti, Tuscany, Italy, as ratified by the Great Pumpkin Commonwealth. It was weighed at the 10th Campionato della Zuccone pumpkin festival held in Peccioli, Italy, on 26 September 2021. It is the first pumpkin on record to have surpassed the 2,700-lb threshold.