Welcome to the definitive Internet starting point for learning about
World Class Giant Pumpkins! After searching the Internet for information on
growing giant pumpkins in May of 1995, and finding basically nothing, I decided
to provide some starting points to anyone who would like more information on
this rewarding pursuit. Over the two years, I have met dozen of growers of all
ages and experience levels from around the world. Many have been very generous
with their time, talents, and information. This website is dedicated to serving
the public interest about all aspects of pumpkin growing. Comments and
newcomers are welcome. Enjoy your visit!
webmaster: Dan Gardner
Appleton, Wisconsin USA
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1998 GPC Weighoff Results - Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
Subscribe to the Pumpkin E-Mailing List
1998 Weighoff Results and Discussion - Pumpkin Mailing List Archive
Duncan's Pumpkin Growing FAQ
Me On A Pumpkin - Interactive Pumpkin Carving Website
Quickjump site links - Dill , McAlpine , Verchere .
Giant Pumpkin Press Releases...
Canadian Champion - Bill Greer's 1,006 pound Pumpkin!
World Champions - Nathan and Paula Zehr's 1,061 pound Pumpkin!
Cybertimes - Porky Pumpkins Tip Scales at 1000-Plus Pounds
Philadelphia Inquirer - 1000 Pounds OR Pie - by Michael Vitez
The Online Heavy Hitters...
Howard Dill, Windsor, Nova Scotia Canada
Ray Waterman, Collins, New York, USA
George R. Brooks Jr., North Tewksbury, MA USA
Great Pumpkin Commonwealth (GPC)
New England Pumpkin Growers Association (NEGPA)
World Pumpkin Confederation (WPC)
Ottawa-St. Lawrence Pumpkin Growers Home Page
Giant Pumpkin Statistics...
The Official GPC Weigh-Off Results - October 5, 1996
New Atlantic Canada Record Set at Windsor Pumpkin Festival
Alan R. Eaton - Grower's List of 700+ Pound Pumpkins
Alan R. Eaton - 500+ Pound Pumpkin Sites - Top Ten Averages
The Official GPC Weigh-Off Results by Weight (1995)
The Official GPC Weigh-Off Results by Site (1995)
Best Growers 1979 to 1995 : The World Champion Pumpkin List
Topsfield Fair - All Time Top 50 New England Pumpkins
Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off Sites...
The GPC Grows to Over 20 Sites for 1996 - by Danny Dill
1996 Great Pumpkin Commonwealth Weighoff Sites
WPC - 1995 International Weigh-Off Sites
Howard Dill Enterprises
P&P Seed Co - World Record Variety Seed
Books and Videos...
How-to-Grow World Class Giant Pumpkins - by Don Langevin
The Pumpkin King - by Al Kingsbury
10 Steps to a Giant Pumpkin - by Don Langevin
Starting the Giant Pumpkin Seedling - by Ray Waterman
Compost Feeding Your Pumpkin - by George Brooks
Compost Feeding Your Pumpkin (supplement) - by George Brooks
Direct Start Method of Pumpkin Growing - by George Brooks
Duncan McAlpine's Secrets to Growing the Really Big Ones
Growing Giant Pumpkins in the Home Garden - David A. Mangione
Grower Experiences (newcomers welcome!)...
Chris and John Lyons - (Baltimore, Ontario, Canada)
Barry DeJong's 1994 Pumpkin Diary - (Brockville, Ontario, Canada)
Dan Gardner - (Appleton, WI USA)
Bill Kournikakis - (Medicine Hat, Alberta Canada)
Cucurbit Family Plant Problems...
Powdery mildew and Downy mildew
Squash Vine Borers
Pollination of Squash, Melon and Cucumber Flowers
Pollination Requirements of Vine Crops - by Malcolm T. Sanford
Pollination problems - rec.gardens sniglets
Allardt Great Pumpkin Festival and World Pumpkin Confederation Weigh Off
Official Circleville Pumpkin Show Homepage
1996 Circleville Pumpkin Show - more unofficial images
Chris Andersen's Photos from the Nut Tree Weigh-Off - (Rated PG-13)
Waterford Pumpkin Festival Inc., Waterford, Ontario, CANADA
Port Elgin Pumpkinfest 97
Other Pumpkin WebSites...
Howard Dill - Pumpkin Guide
Duncan McAlpine - Atlantic Giant Page
Ottawa-St. Lawrence Pumpkin Growers Home Page
Bill Verchere - Pumpkin Dairy
Jeanie Dixon - Gourds by Jeanie
Pumpkins Recipes from the USENET Archives: (Gopher Search Results)
Jack-O-Lantern Carving WebSites...
America's Pumpkin Carving Company - Pumpkin Masters
Gardening, Biology, and other Cucurbits...
Nutrient Management - Something to Grow On
Purdue Agronomy On-Line!
The World-Wide Web Virtual Library: Forestry: Soils and Substrates
pH and Your Soil's Health
Soil Terms Glossary
Complete Guide to Garden Stuff - (extensive) Some links to the more useful sections are below.
a) About Soil Conditioners
b) General Pesticide Products - Malathion, Sevin, etc.
c) Synthetic Fungicides - Captan, Daconil, etc.
Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman featuring This Compost
Welcome to RotWeb! (Composting)
What is Sustainable Agriculture?
Cucurbit Genetics Cooperative
Last Updated: Sun Jun 22 10:30:00PM CST 1997