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By Kristin J. Bender And Marcio Sanchez The Associated Press

Growers don’t bust record at pumpkin-weighing contest; but 1,969-pound winner is no small feat

HALF MOON BAY, Calif. A rippled white whopper weighing in at 1,969 pounds (893 kilograms) took the title Monday for plumpest pumpkin at an annual San Francisco Bay Area contest.

Growers gathered with their gargantuan offerings to try to break the world record of 2,323 pounds (1,054 kilograms), which was set by a Swiss grower during a competition in Germany last year.