How many pies can you make out of a 1,456-pound pumpkin? Ask Commack resident Scott Armstrong, who set a new record in the Hicks Nurseries biggest pumpkin grown on Long Island contest Sunday.
Armstrong grew the pumpkin in his backyard. As the contest winner, he took home a $500 cash prize, as well as a ribbon and trophy.
Armstrong told reporters that it took five months to grow the massive gourd, which trumped his previous year's record which was set at 1,279 pounds.