HALF MOON BAY (CBS SF/AP) — Napa’s Leonardo Urena has grown a giant gourd that would make Charlie Brown’s Great Pumpkin proud.

Urena’s pumpkin weighed in at a state record 2,175 pounds to claimed the $15,000 top prize Monday at the 46th annual Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh Off.

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Leonardo Urena of Napa, Calif., reacts after learning his pumpkin weighed in at 2,175 lbs., a new California weight record on Monday, Oct. 14, 2019, in Half Moon Bay, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Leonardo Urena of Napa, Calif., reacts after learning his pumpkin weighed in at 2,175 lbs., a new California weight record on Monday, Oct. 14, 2019, in Half Moon Bay, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Weigh-off spokesman Timothy Beeman said Urena’s pumpkin was the second largest in the contest’s history. A pumpkin from Washington state weighed nearly 2,400 pounds and won in Half Moon Bay in 2017.

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Finalists at the 46th annual Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off. (AP Photo)

The 51-year-old said he took up the hobby in 2000 and enjoys the pumpkin growing community. He also won the Half Moon Bay contest in 2011.

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Urena says he always tells his pumpkins he’s proud of them and he encourages them to keep growing.