National Pumpkin Contest in Danshui

A New Taipei City farmer won the prize for the biggest pumpkin, and broke the record at the 13th annual National Pumpkin Contest in Danshui, New Taipei City, today June 25.

The winning pumpkin weighed in at 656.98 catty (1 catty = 0.5kg).

The pumpkins were put on display at Taipei Metro’s Danshui Station.

New Taipei City Mayor Eric Chu turned up to present the award, and noted that only 5 years ago, approximately 46 hectares of New Taipei City farmland was dedicated to pumpkin production, and that this had now grown to 90 hectares.

The giant pumpkins, along with pumpkin carvings and agricultural produce will be on display in Danshui until 5:00PM tomorrow.

Giant pumpkins from the 13th annual National Pumpkin Contest in Danshui, New Taipei City
Giant pumpkins on display at New Taipei City Danshui MRT Station, Saturday, June 25, 2016
Taiwan English News is an independent publication with no corporate funding or support. If you like what you have just read, please show your support by liking or following on Facebook or Twitter, or subscribing to Taiwan English News to receive the latest news via email. Advertising queries are welcome. Share, like, or comment below.

Comment and discuss this story

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.