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The Australian Giant Pumpkin & Vegetable Society Inc was formed last year to coordinate giant pumpkin competitions and promote giant pumpkin growing across Australia by a group of dedicated growers and competitors. The 1997 competition was held at two sites, one in Western Australia, the other in Victoria. The 1998 competition, conducted on 4 April, will see more sites participating, with confirmed sites already in Western Australia, South Australia, Victoria, and Queensland. We are also officially exchanging results with New Zealand who are holding their competition on the same weekend, to ascertain the (yet to be named) Champion.

The current Australian Heaviest Pumpkin is 258.4kgs and was grown in 1998 in Victora and the quality of all competing pumpkins is increasing annually.

AUSTRALIAN HEAVIEST PUMPKIN RECORDS
AND SOME SITE WINNERS

1987 Lyn Yanner S Australia 45kgs*
1988 G&W Stayner Victoria 104.2kg*
1989 G&W Stayner Victoria 155.8kg*
1990 G&W Stayner Victoria 138.2kg*
1991 G&W Stayner Victoria 158.5kg*
1992 Geoff Frohloff Queensland 200kg*
1993 Tom Karnatz S Australia 192kg
1993 Steven Jeffery New S Wales 228kg*
1994 Tom Karnatz S Australia 189kg
1994 Joe Medway New S Wales 227.8kg*
1995 Ian Miller Victoria Record) 220kgs
1995 Ryan/Feld NSW 251.2kgs*
Aust Record
1996 John Paul Aust Cap Terr. 224.5kgs*
Aust Record
1997 G&W Stayner Victoria 200.8kgs
1997 Jason Sounness W AUS 218.6kg#
1998 Ian Miller Victoria 258.4 kg*
Aust Record
1999 Rodney Leadbeatter NSW 268.9kgs
Aust Record
2000 Lawrence Leadbeatter NSW 262.1kgs
* Denotes WPC
# Denotes AGPVS


AUSTRALIAN GIANT PUMPKIN & VEGETABLE COMPETITION
OFFICIAL COMPETITION SITES


SOUTH AUSTRALIA RAMSAY PLACE, NOARLUNGA
WESTERN AUSTRALIA DWELLINGUP PRIMARY SCHOOL,DWELLINGUP
QUEENSLAND WALSH'S SEED & GARDEN CENTRE
TOOWOOMBA VICTORIA CRANBOURNE PARK SHOPPING CENTRE,CRANBURNE
AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL THE GOOD EARTH GARDEN CENTRE, TERRITORYMACQUARIE

APPLICATION FOR MEMBERSHIP

Sadly we have to close the Australian Giant Pumpkin & Vegetable Society Inc (AGPVS), and are hoping you would remove reference to it from your site. Thank you so much for all the help and support you have given us over the years. Unfortunately, the group ended up comprising of onlya few people.
We have
had to cancel our competition we had planned for this year, because no-one seems to have any pumpkins. The weather has been really bad this year for pumpkins, very cool, it is the end of summer in 13 days, and we are only getting two continuous days over 100.

Atlantic Seeds is still in operation.

Thanks again, all the best, Wendy Stayner (Australia)

 



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