What does it take to qualify as a "Great Pumpkin"? Well, since it took a weight of at least 1,400 pounds to make the top 5 of this year's New England Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off, 1400 pounds should probably be a minimum requirement. But, this year's winner at 1,674 1/2 pounds only qualified as the 4th (strike that) 5th (strike that) 6th best pumpkin to be weighed (so far). Which means that if your massive pumpkin weighs under 1,5000 pounds, it's probably not a capital g Great Pumpkin. Keep trying, and start with a seed from the world record holder's line, like this year's Great Pumpkin grower Steve Connolly did. You're unlikely to see any of these Great Pumpkins flying through the air, though. Big Ten inch would need to be renamed Big Ten foot to stand a chance with these monsters!