World’s largest-ever fruit dominates Super Bowl of pumpkin weigh-offs
History was made Friday in Topsfield. Ron Wallace of Greene, R.I., became the first person to grow a one-ton pumpkin, shattering the world record at the giant pumpkin weigh-off at the Topsfield Fair. It is the largest fruit ever grown. There had been a huge amount of buzz about Wallace’s pumpkin, “The Freak II,” leading into Topsfield, which is considered the Super Bowl of pumpkin weigh-offs. So when the gourd finally made it to the scale, it could not have been more exciting.