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MICHELE MCDONALD FOR THE BOSTON GLOBE
Woody Lancaster has a giant pumpkin growing in his backyard in Topsfield.
Lancaster will bring his pumpkin to the Topsfield Fair, considered by many to be the world’s premier giant pumpkin weigh-in.
Gretchen Ertl for the Boston Globe
One of Ron Wallace's giant pumpkins may hit the coveted one-ton mark.
Richard Wallace, Ron's father, points to a pumpkin nicknamed “The Pleasure Dome,” which he thinks may top the one-ton barrier.
The current world record for a pumpkin is 1,818.5 pounds. One of Wallace's pumpkins last year grew to more than 1,700 pounds.
“I don’t do this for newspapers, or for publicity for Topsfield. I do this for the competition,” Ron Wallace (left) said.
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