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Giant pumpkin grower looks to break Alaska and world records

It's giant pumpkin time. The Guinness record for the heaviest pumpkin is 1810.5 lbs. If this Alaska grower's estimate of 1,780 lbs. for this baby is correct, he may have a chance at the record.

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Dale Marshall is dwarfed by an Atlantic Giant Pumpkin that he estimates to be around 1,780-pounds inside a greenhouse in Anchorage on Aug. 29. The giant pumpkin was started by seed on April 1 and has a 202-inch circumference. He plans to enter the pumpkin in the Alaska State Fair during the weigh-off on Wednesday in Palmer. Marshall holds the state record with a 1,101 pound pumpkin that he entered in the state fair last year.

Bill Roth /Anchorage Daily News via AP

Dale Marshall of Anchorage closes the door to the 500-square-foot greenhouse where he's growing an Atlantic Giant Pumpkin that he estimates to be around 1,780-pounds on Aug. 29.