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Commack Man Grows Record-Settting Pumpkin

Scott Armstrong broke the Hicks Nurseries biggest pumpkin contest Sunday with his 1,456-pound gourd.

Scott Armstrong and his family pose with the record-breaking 1,456-pound pumpkin. Photo by Hicks Nurseries.
Scott Armstrong and his family pose with the record-breaking 1,456-pound pumpkin. Photo by Hicks Nurseries.

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.

Kevin Krick October 09, 2013 at 12:58 AM
Is this legit? Seems kinda seedy to me.
GLENN October 09, 2013 at 08:39 PM
Oh no, was that Lindenhurst coach visiting this pumpkin, good grief someone needs to investigate. LOL... good going..
mf October 13, 2013 at 11:20 PM
he lives in my neighborhood. the pumpkin is on display outside of his house every year. so cool!! congrats!!
Carol October 14, 2013 at 01:51 PM
My neighborhood, too! I was so pleased to see he won 1st prize this year and is displaying it on his lawn again this year. Double congratulations to him!
Kelly Lacy October 31, 2013 at 05:53 PM
I just saw this story on News 12 and I would love to see the outcome of the pumpkin carving in Commack. Would someone be able to email me @ KellyLacy62@gmail.com to let me know where in Commack it is? I looked online & on news 12 but no one has the address listed. Thank you so much!

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