X
Latvia.travel mobile app. Your official guide for travelling in Latvia.
Download

You are here

New pumpkin weight record in Latvia - 155 kilograms

11.10.2011

The sixth annual pumpkin weight-off competition took place at the Riga Zoo today, with the winning pumpkin of 155 kilograms breaking the previous national record, "Maxima Latvija" representative Ivars Andins told portal "Nozare.lv".

The sixth annual pumpkin weight-off competition took place at the Riga Zoo today, with the winning pumpkin of 155 kilograms breaking the previous national record, "Maxima Latvija" representative Ivars Andins told portal "Nozare.lv".

The pumpkin was grown in the southwestern town of Skrunda. The second largest pumpkin weighed 142 kilograms, and the third - 121 kilograms.

The total weight of the ten finalists was over a ton. After the winner was determined, the pumpkins were given to the zoo as food for animals.
The competition was organized for the sixth time, in cooperation with "Maxima" and the long-time zoo friend and muscleman Raimonds Bergmanis.

Last year, the pumpkin "champion" weighed 132 kilograms.

Related news
The 9th saxophone music festival "Saxophonia" will kick off at Riga’s Saint John’s Church, which is one of the biggest such festivals in the Baltics and Eastern Europe.
Latvian director Andris Gauja's "Family Instinct" has been awarded First Prize in the Sterling World Competition category at the AFI-Discovery Channel Documentary Festival "Silverdocs...
This year's first chanterelles can be bought at the Riga Central Market today, "Nozare.lv" was informed by "Rigas Centraltirgus" (Riga Central Market) marketing and communications...
In anticipation of the XXV Latvian Nation-Wide Song and XV Dance Festival to be held in Riga from June 30 to July 7 and in cooperation with Latvian Embassy to Ireland and the Latvian Society in Ireland...