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DILLS ATLANTIC GIANT PUMPKIN 500+ SITES-TOP TEN AVERAGES

It is just as interesting to track the top sites as the top pumpkins. I believe the best way to do this is use the top ten average weight. In 1995 those in the top half of this table were Ottawa, Clackamas, Port Elgin, Sarnia, Windsor, Topsfield, and Oconomowoc.

There is some duplication since one of the Sarnia fruit later went to Port Elgin and one went to St. John's. I don't know how to adjust for this or even if I should, so have simply used the top ten officially accepted fruit at each site. I did not detect repeats between any other sites.

Due to the postive response to this table I intend to carry on with it in the future. I am truly grateful to all those coordinators and growers who supply me with information. Do it again next year please.

Since each growing area differs in climate and other important factors, the relative weight between sites is not nearly as meaningful as the year over year change at each site. A 500+ top ten average will put a site on the table but then if later the average is less it should stay since the overall trend is assumed to be upwards.

                                                                Overall
   Site          1990   1991   1992   1993   1994   1995 94-95  Average

WINDSOR,NS       519    471    540    612    651    679   + 4%   579

TOPSFIELD,MA     403    515    555    631    614    648   + 6%   561

OTTAWA,ONT       N/A    N/A    N/A    N/A    772    762   - 1%   767

OSWEGO,NY        N/A    N/A    N/A    N/A    613    459   -25%   536

COLLINS,NY       631    678    513    688    586    559   - 5%   6O9

CANFIELD,OH      N/A    N/A    N/A    N/A    N/A    582    N/A   582

PORT ELGIN,ONT   492    437    500    709    663    716   + 8%   586

SARNIA,ONT       N/A    N/A    N/A    N/A    N/A    682    N/A   682

ST JOHN'S,MI      ?      ?      ?     536    520    442   -15%   499

ELK GRV.VILL,IL  437    425     ?     326    501    381   -24%   414

OCONOMOWOC,WI    321    471     ?      ?     587    617   + 5%   499

ANAMOSA,IA       368    350    493    624    658    592   -10%   514

NUT TREE,CA       ?     469    450    504    510    582   +14%   503

CLACKAMAS,OR     N/A    N/A    518    533    655    755   +15%   615
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   Averages      453    477    510    574    611    604

Yr/Yr Change     N/A    + 5%   + 7%   +13%   + 6 %  - 1%

Compiled by: Al Eaton,Box 1217,Richmond,Ontario,Canada,KOA 2ZO
             Phone 613-838-3650 (eastern time zone)
              (96-FEB22)

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Last Updated: Fri Sep 06 10:30:00PM CST 1996





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