- Stefano Cutrupi
- 1226 kilogram(s)
- Italy (Peccioli)
A pumpkin weighing 1,226 kg (2,702 lb 13.9 oz) was grown by Stefano Cutrupi (Italy) from Radda in Chianti, Tuscany, Italy, as ratified by the Great Pumpkin Commonwealth. It was weighed at the 10th Campionato della Zuccone pumpkin festival held in Peccioli, Italy, on 26 September 2021.
Grown from an 1885.5 Werner seed (a type of Atlantic Giant), it germinated on 23 March 2021.
The giant gourd had a width of 3.56 m (11 ft 8 in) and a circumference of 5.42 m (17 ft 9 in), also the largest size ever recorded in competition.
Cutrupi had a bumper crop in 2021, also claiming second and third place at the same competition with pumpkins weighing 978.99 kg (2,158 lb 4.8 oz) and 794.51 kg (1,751 lb 9.5 oz) respectively.
This bettered the record of 1,190.49 kg (2,624 lb 9.3 oz) set by a pumpkin grown by Mathias Willemijns (Belgium) as weighed on 9 October 2016.
Cutrupi's pumpkin also took first place at the European Giant Pumpkin Championship held in Ludwigsburg, Germany, on 10 October 2021. Because pumpkins lose mass over time after they are picked, by then its weight had reduced to 1,217.5 kg (2,684 lb 2 oz), which nevertheless still put it ahead of the previous world record.