Look at This 1,020-Pound Pumpkin Coming to the Boston Public Market

It is the official pumpkin of Boston. It is also very, very large.

Courtesy Boston Public Market

Courtesy Boston Public Market

Each winter, the glorious Canadian maritime province of Nova Scotia bestows upon the City of Boston its official Christmas tree, in a lasting display of gratitude for the city’s timely response to the Halifax Explosion of 1917.

This week, the glorious maker of apple cider donuts Red’s Apple Farm will bestow upon the City of Boston its official pumpkin, in a lasting display of pumpkinness at the Boston Public Market.

Red’s Apple Farm teamed up with farmer friend Tom Brouillet—both of Phillipston, Massachusetts—to grow a 1,020-pound pumpkin, which they have donated to the BPM. The gargantuan gourd will arrive at the market at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, coinciding with a naming contest and photo opportunities. It’ll even have its own Twitter handle: @BPMPumpking.

The pumpkin’s arrival is the crown jewel of the market’s Pumpkin Week lineup of events, which also includes a pajamas-and-pancakes screening of Hocus Pocus, an “urban pumpkin patch” on the Rose Kennedy Greenway, and “grown-up trick-or-treating” featuring free samples from local vendors.