A family of farmers has harvested five giant pumpkins that were planted on their farm in the municipality of São Luiz, in the south of the state of Roraima-Brazil. The largest of them, the moranga type, weighed 80 kg and is 1.96 metres in diameter. This is almost four times larger than the same type, which measure around 50 centimetres, and almost three times heavier than most, which usually weigh 30 kg. The harvested fruit weighed between 45 and 80kg.
Planting took around 90 days. The first two pumpkins to be harvested weighed around 45 and 50kg. One of them was sold for R$280 and the other was cut up by the farmer, who has to plant the seeds. The largest pumpkin from the plantation is due to be auctioned or sold in pieces at an exhibition at the Family Farming Forum in Rorainópolis, a municipality 83.8 km from São Luiz, on 25 August. Another, weighing around 50kg, is to be shared with other farmers.
Source: Amazon Agency