Oklahoma woman grows 1,097 pound pumpkin, breaks state records

CLAREMORE, Okla. — A pumpkin grown in Oklahoma is breaking state records.

It weight over 1,000 pounds and has become the largest pumpkin ever grown in the state’s history.

Amber Harrison, also known as “The Pumpkin Mom” on Facebook grew the pumpkin near Elk City. She says her family pitched in, and it took a while to grow. She says at last check, it weighed 1,097 pounds.

Right now, it’s at the Claremore Expo Center, where it will be judged again this upcoming Saturday during the giant pumpkin weigh-off competition, which starts at 1:00 p.m.

Daniel Snyder was the previous record holder. Snyder broke that record three years ago with a pumpkin weighing 893 pounds. He says this is really hard to do in Oklahoma because of the warm, humid climate.

Both Harrison and Snyder are in the Oklahoma Giant Pumpkin Growers club. You can join on Facebook if you’d like. This was Harrison’s third attempt to break the record. Third times the charm!