REPUBLIC, Mo. (CBS Local) — A Missouri man recently broke his own state record for the largest pumpkin — twice in one day.

Richard Bottorf set the the Show-Me State record two years ago at 1,563 pounds. But this year, he brought two giant pumpkins for competition at the Republic Pumpkin Daze festival, held on Oct. 5.

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The first pumpkin weighed in at 1,677 pounds, topping his own state record by more than 100 pounds.

But that record only held for a few minutes because the second pumpkin weighed in at a whopping 1,798 pounds. It measured nearly 16 feet around.

Yes, Linus, there is a Great Pumpkin.

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Bottorf said a record pumpkin can gain up to 40 pounds a day during the peak growing season.

“By using great seed genetics and the help of mother nature I was able to pull the feat off in 2019,” he told KSDK.

Last week, Bottorf used a dump truck to bring it to his granddaughter’s school so the students could get an up close look.

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He also planned to lend the pumpkin to his church for trick or treating. Bottorf says after Halloween, it will go in his garden patch.