Stefano Ktropi, the farmer, won the first prize in the Italian competition for the largest pumpkin fruit, with a huge pumpkin harvest that ignited a different kind of battle between his country and Belgium, which has held the title of the largest pumpkin in the world for years.
But with the date approaching for the selection of the record holder in the World Championship for the largest fruits of the pumpkin, hosted by Germany on the tenth of October, Belgian farmer Mario Vangel intends to restore his country, which is famous for growing giant vegetables and fruits.
The Italian “Luzoconi” competition committee announced that Stefano, a farm owner in Tuscany, had been crowned with the title of the competition, by harvesting a fruit weighing 1,226 kilograms, exceeding the record held by Belgian farmer Vangel, with a fruit weighing 1,020 kilograms.
For his part, Alessio Repiccini, head of the Italian competition committee, told The Times that some may look at the fun side only of the coronation, but he pointed out that such tremendous results can only be achieved through research and study of genetics and crossbreeding and through the use of techniques. private agricultural.
In turn, Belgian Vangel admitted that the result of the Italian competition puts pressure on him, but he is determined to restore the title to his country, stressing his unwillingness to give up the 12,000-euro prize.
The farmer said about his technique of growing huge pumpkin fruits, “Every day I give it a little water and fertilizer, and certainly everyone has his own secret recipe in the world of pumpkin cultivation.” Good than sold.