Its presence is spectacular, even the unbeliever is amazed by its magnificence. Before us appears a giant pumpkin of 1.10 meters long, a stem of 60 cm, waist 50 cm., in its thicker part measures 96 cm in diameter and weighs over 85 pounds. So easy are its characteristics. Hanging from the branch, perched on a water tank, the new queen of the Hato-Hatuey neighborhood in the municipality Cotorro tries to defy gravity.
Lilia Alfonso Alfonso, owner of the pumpkin doesn’t hide her happiness. “Six months ago we planted pumpkin seeds with their gut and did not do anything else; we didn’t apply compost, or fertilizer to the soil. The only help they received were the rains of the last few months. “
But the Queen does not hang all by herself, a few yards to the left, crossing a fence, on a narrow wall, in the shadow, appears suspended another giant pumpkin, belonging to the same plant and located in the home of a neighbor. It is smaller in its dimensions, 1 meter long, 35 cm stem, waist 45 cm, at its widest 83 cm and weighs just a tad less than 65 pounds. However, this has all the features to dethrone the monarch, as is still very green and should grow more in its stage of maturity.
With so much pumpkin to eat, Lilia thinks of distributing it among all neighbors, who wait eagerly for the moment when they will be detached from their mother. When it seemed that the history of pumpkins has concluded, Filiberto, husband of Lilia shows an even more intricate third pumpkin. Although their dimensions are normal, by the size and age it is, Filiberto says it will overtake the others.
These pumpkins, which seem destined to occupy the Cyclops and giant’s tables, will continue amazing the neighbors, since they aspire to continue their growth.