1,780-pound pumpkin with 202-inch circumference headed for Alaska State Fair weigh-off

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Dale Marshall is dwarfed by an Atlantic Giant Pumpkin that he estimates to be around 1,780-pounds inside a greenhouse in Anchorage Monday. The giant pumpkin was started by seed on April 1 and has a 202-inch circumference. He plans to enter the pumpkin in the Alaska State Fair during the weigh-off today in Palmer. Marshall holds the state record with a 1,101 pound pumpkin that he entered in the state fair last year. (AP Photo/Anchorage Daily News, Bill Roth)

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