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L.I. Man Grows Nearly 1,500-Pound Pumpkin In His Yard

Scott Armstrong Sets Record For Largest Pumpkin Grown On L.I.
Long Island's Largest Pumpkin (credit: Scott Armstrong)

Long Island’s Largest Pumpkin (credit: Scott Armstrong)

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COMMACK, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – A local man has grown a pumpkin said to be the largest-ever produced on Long Island.

Scott Armstrong’s giant gourd tips the scales at just under 1,500 pounds.

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Armstrong, 41, said it took him five months to grow the pumpkin in his backyard in Commack.

The pumpkin beat his 1,279-pound record set last year.

Last year, a Rhode Island man set the world record with a 1-ton pumpkin.

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