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RHS London Harvest Festival Show

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The Royal Horticultural Society held its London Harvest Festival Show on 2-3 October.

On arriving at the free event the first exhibits to catch the eye were entries in the giant pumpkin class, the winner weighing in at 618.8 kg (1364.2 lb). This is apparently more than twice the weight of a Shetland pony, but is much less heavy than with the winner in the 2017 Jubilee Sailing Trust Autumn Pumpkin Festival, which weighed 1029.38 kg (2269.4 lb).

Other attractions included ‘Vote for your favourite pumpkin carving’, a heaviest apple competition (the winner weighing 734 g),  an apple identification stall, and the usual flowershow classes for vegetables and fruits, with, inevitably at an autumn show, a large number of apple entries.

 

 

 

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