- Mathias Willemijns
- 1,190.49 kilogram(s)
- Germany (Ludwigsburg)
The heaviest pumpkin weighs 1,190.49 kg (2,624.6 lb), was grown by Mathias Willemijns (Belgium) and authenticated by the Great Pumpkin Commonwealth (GPC) in Ludwigsburg, Germany, on 9 October 2016.
Competition is fierce in the world of car-sized pumpkins, with the record for the biggest having changed hands five times in as many years. Current champion pumpkin grower Mathias Willemijns' pumpkin behmoth took the title from the 1,054‑kg (2,323-lb) monster grown by Swiss farmer Beni Meier in 2014.