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£200 pumpkin seed

The Times of 22 January 2013 reports that the seed company Thompson & Morgan have paid £200 for a pumpkin (Cucurbita maxima) seed which ‘came from a record pumpkin grown in Rhode Island, in the U.S., that weighed almost a tonne.’
A company spokesman explained: ‘We are paying for pedigree.’

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