Ryan Cook Grows World Record Butternut Squash

Published: Nov. 18, 2021 at 10:51 PM EST
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JUMPING BRANCH, W.Va. (WVVA) - Ryan cook farms in Jumping Branch, West Virginia. In just his rookie year of growing giants, jumped to the forefront of Butternut Squash cultivators.

What started off as a hobby, transformed into an obsession to set a new world record. Cook’s work paid off, producing a Squash that tipped the scales at 83 pounds.

Cook, apparently has the recipe to squash world records but that’s not the only thing he grows. He has a long gourd standing at 6 feet tall, a 1,000 pound pumpkin, and he grows loofah. He does this all by himself, in his own backyard.

But don’t be fooled by the relaxing nature of gardening. Giant plant growers like cook are very particular about the plants in their plot.

Cook, like his plants, looks to go bigger. He said his next venture is to grow 3 pumpkins that add up to weigh two tons. Cook says the task of giant growing comes down to grit.

Cook wants to thank his sponsors, Prevengenics, Just Scentsational, and Bare Grounds for Fueling his giant growing journey.

Cook is also starting a program called “A Skill to Heal” where veterans can receive seeds from cook and learn how to start a garden of their own. If you want to check out more of ryan cooks giant creations, you can visit his youtube channel at “Heavenly Hills Homestead.”

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