Tuscan entrant wins Europe’s heaviest pumpkin prize in Germany

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A giant pumpkin from the Italian region of Tuscany triumphed at the European Championship in the German town of Ludwigsburg on Sunday. The pumpkin weighed 1,217.5 kilograms, the competition organizer said in a statement. Owner Stefano Cutrupi from the Tuscan village of Radda in Chianti was not able to travel to the event in the German state of Baden-Wuerttemberg for family reasons. Cutrupi’s pumpkin had already broken a world record when it was weighed at 1,226 kilograms in September. A pumpkin loses weight through evaporation as soon as it is no longer attached to the plant, which is why it w…

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