RHS gardener hopes to grow biggest pumpkin

Thompson & Morgan paid £1,250 for a pumpkin seed which they have given to RHS Hyde Hall gardener Matthew Oliver to grow into the world's biggest pumpkin.

T&M bought the giant seed at an auction that took place at the World Pumpkin Commonwealth Conference in 2015. The seed came from a 2,323-pound pumpkin grown by Swedish gardener Beni Meier in 2014, current holder of the record for heaviest pumpkin.

Oliver hopes a pumpkin will grow from the seed and beat the record by the October 8 weigh-in.

The previous most expensive pumpkin seed cost £1,171.

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