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Last Updated: Monday October 11 2010 08:08 GMT

Monster pumpkin breaks UK record

Photo credit:  Chris Ison/PA Wire

This monster pumpkin is the heaviest ever grown in the UK, it weighed a record-breaking 682kg.

The Paton brothers from Hampshire, England, grew it and on Saturday they won a £1,000 prize for the big beast.

The pumpkin grew 16kg heavier each day for the last six weeks, and it measured more than 5m around the middle.

It didn't manage to break the world record of 783kg. That was set by Americans Nick and Christy Harpy from Ohio for a pumpkin grown in 2009.