The American grower Hollander planted 1,070 kilograms of pumpkin and won the 44th World Pumpkin Weighing Championship, which is Holland’s seventh championship. Holland’s champion pumpkin not only broke the record of the heaviest pumpkin in history, but also brought him a prize of $7 per pound for a total of $16,541.
What is a pumpkin?
Pumpkin (scientific name: Cucurbita moschata (Duch. ex Lam.) Duch. ex Poiret) A species of the genus Cucurbitaceae, an annual genus of herbaceous plants, stems often rooted, stalks thick, petiolate broadly ovate or ovoid. Slightly soft, veins bulge, tendrils slightly thick, monoecious, slender, ribs and troughs, depending on the variety, often with several longitudinal grooves or no, many seeds, long oval or oblong.
Originating from Mexico to Central America, it is widely cultivated all over the world. It was introduced to China in the Ming Dynasty and is widely planted in all parts of the North and the South. The fruit is cooked and can be used for food. The whole plant is also used for medicinal purposes. The seeds contain pumpkin amino acids, which have the functions of clearing heat and dehumidifying and deworming.
They have the function of controlling and killing schistosomiasis. The vine has the effect of clearing heat. Guati has the effect of curing the fetus and curing the toothache.