Turns out he’s got quite the green thumb. This most recent win is actually the third time in 11 years that Marshall has been able to set a state record with his pumpkins. When it comes to growing record-setting pumpkins year after year, Marshall makes it sound simple and chalks it up to “vine management.”

“It’s all in the roots, keeping them healthy, basically,” he told the publication. “For these things to keep growing, you just got to keep watering them.”

While Marshall’s pumpkin may be the biggest ever in Alaska, it’s surprisingly not the biggest in the world. According to the Washington Post, the world record for the largest pumpkin was set by Mathias Willemijns in 2016.

Willemijns’ pumpkin weighed in at 2,624.6 pounds, outweighing the Alaska record holder’s pumpkin by 1,153.1 pounds.

What better way to ring in the fall season than by learning all about the world’s most giant pumpkins?  The more pumpkin, the better as far as we’re concerned.