1000 Pounds OR Pie – By Michael Vitez

In their quest for the world’s heavyweight champion, some pumpkin growers will do almost anything. By Michael Vitez:  Don Black lives a four-room house in upstate New York, only a few miles from the Canadian border. To say his House is a bachelor pad is to be polite. Don’s walls are bare – except for a few world-champion pumpkin plaques. […]

Giant Pumpkins Growing Book or Big Pumpkins

A NEW PERSONAL BEST AND A NEW HALF MOON BAY RECORD 1,229 POUNDS!! We were fortunate to win at Half Moon Bay, California this year. The competition was intense with 80 entries, 10 of which were over 1,000 pounds. The weigh-off is always on Columbus Day. The winner stays until the following weekend to participate in the HMB Pumpkin Festival. […]

How to grow big pumpkins

Do you want to learn how to grow a BIG PUMPKIN? Keep reading, I’ll provide you what’s required to get the job done. Remember, LUCK and a lot of extra work are required to grow a giant pumpkin. Yes, you can do it. I knew of a grower who grew a 70 lbs. pumpkin his first year and second year, […]

Competitive Grower Atlantic Giant Pumpkins 1990- 1995

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 […]

World Pumpkin Confederation

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Giant Pumpkins

If you would like to know who grew the largest pumpkin this year, or learn how to grow a giant pumpkin that even your dad can’t pick up. This pumpkin patch will provide you all the answers. Just look at the links below for all the great information you can find about pumpkins.

How to weigh a pumpkin

How to weigh a pumpkin To calculate your pumpkin weight, you need to obtain three measurements. If you have a large pumpkin, get a measuring tape longer than 100 inches. If you only have a metal measuring tape, be sure to get some string to be used as your measuring tape. Now lets begin. Be sure to use the graphics […]

2012 World Record – 2009 Pound Pumpkin

Will we beat the 2000 pound pumpkin in the near future? Each year, I’ve seen the pumpkins get larger and larger. I remember when we broke the 1000 pound mark in New York. UPDATE.. IT”S been done…. 2009 pumpkin from Greene, R.I. Ron Wallace, a long time pumpkin grower is back on top with this 2009 pound pumpkin. Every time […]

P&P Seed Co – World Record Variety Seed

$10,000 AWARD FOR LARGEST PUMPKIN WORLD PUMPKIN WEIGH-OFF OCTOBER 2, 1999 CLARENCE NY This year a $10,000 prize is offered for the largest pumpkin entered at the CLARENCE NY site in what has been called the “Olympics of Gardening”. The winning pumpkin will be flown to Seegaben (Zurich) SWITZERLAND for the Jucker Obstbau Seegraben Festival. Prizes for top 5 pumpkins […]