Smashing pumpkin

Mr Matthias Wuersching is the proud owner of this winning 901kg pumpkin which netted him a €1,500 (S$2,300) prize at the German Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off on Sunday. Last year's winning entry weighed in at 856kg. On the last day of this annual
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Mr Matthias Wuersching is the proud owner of this winning 901kg pumpkin which netted him a €1,500 (S$2,300) prize at the German Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off on Sunday. Last year's winning entry weighed in at 856kg. On the last day of this annual pumpkin festival - which runs from Sept 2 to Nov 6 - the winners in various categories will be invited to smash their pumpkins and remove the seeds for sale.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 04, 2016, with the headline 'Smashing pumpkin'. Print Edition | Subscribe