Tonight, check out Lancaster County farmer Tom Culton and his giant gourd on The Late Show with David Letterman. City Paper's Meal Ticket has the full story:
This is Culton’s first season with the Long of Naples, direct-seeding (rather than transplanting) an acre of the squashes, whose tangled 30-foot vines turned the land into an organic elastic jungle from Guts. “I had a tree fall on this plant, which knocked off all but one of the blossoms.” This concentrated the plant’s growing energy on a single fruit, and thus, this blue-ribbon bellezza was born. “It was totally God’s work, not mine.”
The show airs tonight at 11:30 p.m. on CBS; be on the lookout for a segment on "people and their vegetables."