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The Washington State man is the winner of the 48th Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Festival.

How do you grow a large, 2,191-pound pumpkin?

Good soil, good seeds and “lots of love,” said Jeff Ahlmeer, winner of Monday’s 48th Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Festival.

“It’s a beautiful pumpkin,” said Olympia, 62, of Wash, shortly after winning the grand prize of 19,719. Two Napa residents took second and third place: Leonardo Urina with 00 2,007 and John Hawkley with 8 1,857, respectively. The prize money for the competition increased from 7 7 per pound last year to 9 9.

Half Moon Bay, CA-October 11: Jeff Ahlmer of Olympia, the center of Washington, celebrated his victory in the Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weight on Monday, October 11, 2021 at Half Moon Bay, Calif. Competing with a pumpkin weighing 2191 pounds. (Eric Curb / Bay Area News Group)

Of Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weight Off. It started bright and early on Monday at 7 am and continued till noon. As seen by officials from the San Mateo County Agricultural Commissioner’s Office of Weights, Sailors and Measurement Guards, the locomotives were mounted on industrial power scales with forklifts and special horns.

Ahlmir, who finished third in weightlifting in 2017, called his winning pumpkin “rock solid” this year. He said the Sandy Red Pumpkin was planted in April, and was almost lost to the heat wave in his state this summer.

“I thought I’d lose it,” said Olmert, a former employee of the Washington State Department of Transportation who now works for a payment consulting company. “It just grows and grows. It’s a very thick pumpkin. When I pulled it out of the patch earlier in the week, it was still growing.

Uhlmeyer started growing pumpkins in 2009. Her first weight was 275 pounds.

Half Moon Bay, CA-October 11: Fourth-ranked Olympian Cindy Tobek, Washington celebrates her 1738-pound pumpkin during the Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weight on Monday, October 11, 2021 at Half Moon Bay, California. I. Curb / Bay Area News Group)

Travis Ginger won the competition last year, The corona virus is only available through live streams due to the epidemic.. The Minnesota College Horticulture Teacher brought home a انعام 16,450 prize for a 2,350-pound pumpkin. It was the second-largest pumpkin ever in its 48-year history, but this year it was the largest pumpkin ever in North America. Joel Holland holds the record for the largest pumpkin ever at a 2,363-pound fair in 2017.

Monday usually weighs in with the Half Moon Bay Art and Pumpkin Festival, but for the second year in a row, it will not be held after the City Council unanimously refused permission for the October 16 event.

When asked what he would do with the prize money, Ahlmir mentioned his four daughters and his wife.

“I think we’ll enjoy doing something,” he said.

Half Moon Bay, CA-October 11: Leonardo Urina measures pumpkins during the Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weight at Half Moon Bay, Calif. On Monday, October 11, 2021. (Eric Curb / Bay Area News Group)
Half Moon Bay, CA-October 11: Staff members move a large pumpkin with a forklift during the Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weight Off on Monday, October 11, 2021 in Half Moon Bay, California. Group)
Half Moon Bay, CA-October 11: Mike Alves, and Leonardo Urina measure a pumpkin during the Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weight at Half Moon Bay, Calif. On Monday, October 11, 2021. Group)

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