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RHS London Harvest Festival

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 618.8 kg (1364.2 lb).  Apparently this is twice the weight of a Shetland pony, but much less heavy than the winner at 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, inevitably at an autumn show, a large number of apple entries.





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