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13 quirky winter gourds

Oct. 30, 2013, 3:43 p.m.
Atlantic Giant

Photo: Bill Barber/Flickr

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Atlantic Giants

Now this is a gourd of gargantuan proportions. It's easy to see why this variety is a favorite among farmers trying their luck at pumpkin weigh-off competitions.

Under the right conditions, Atlantic Giants can grow to weigh more than a ton in just 100 days. That's a lot of pumpkin pie.