updated 10/26/2007 1:41:26 PM ET 2007-10-26T17:41:26

WHITE TOWNSHIP, N.J. — Pumpkins don't usually grow on trees, but that's exactly where a New Jersey family found one recently.

The Phillips family found a 10-pound orange object hanging on a vine from a tree in their backyard.

Last spring, 5-year-old Joseph Phillips's mom told him there was no room in the garden for pumpkins so he threw some seeds in a wooded area of the yard.

The family spotted the pumpkin hanging 4 feet off the ground.

The vines had attached to a nearby tree.

With Halloween around the corner, the pumpkin may seemed destined to become a jack-o-lantern. But the boy's mom, Kathleen Phillips, said she hopes it will last until Thanksgiving.

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