It's the time of the year when pumpkins are all the rage. The biggier and heavier, all the more to brag about.
Across the country, growers trot out their lovingly grown monster pumpkins. The record holder is a Rhode Island man who last year grew a 1-ton pumpkin that he aptly named "The Freak II."
On Sunday, a Long Island, New York, man took the top honors for the island's largest pumpkin - a modest, but nevertheless, massive 1,456 pounds.
CNN talked to Scott Armstrong about what it takes to grow a giant pumpkin.