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 I read 2009, I think of the year, but no, it’s the weight. Here’s a AP photo of the pumpkin.
(Credit: Paul Bilodeau/AP Photo)
I’ve collected a few snippets of world record pumpkins for review. Thanks……
2011 World record pumpkin
Jim and Kelsey Bryson, from Ormstown, Quebec, weighed a world record pumpkin at the Wellington Pumpkinfest weigh-off.
A possible secret to his success?
“Bryson has already been invited to attend the Botanical Gardens in New York City this week and his would be featured with four other top pumpkins from the United States on the Regis and Kelly show” .
Bryson’s pumpkin taped in at 435 inches so organizers expected it to be approximately 1,725 lbs.
Bryson was at this year’s event with his cousin, who notes they grow together and have been coming to Wellington for the past four years as they also love the Pumpkinfest parade and festivities.
1810.5-Pound Pumpkin is a New World Record
Man’s massive pumpkin weighs 1,810 pounds
Video : http://www.newrichmond-news.com/event/videos/vidid/20387/
Associated Press – October 9, 2010 7:55 PM ET
STILLWATER, Minn. (AP) – A Wisconsin man has grown a massive pumpkin that tips the scales at 1,810.5 pounds – a possible world record.
Chris Stevens of New Richmond, Wis., submitted his giant gourd at the Stillwater Harvest Fest on Saturday. When the official weight was announced, the 32-year-old contractor pumped his fist and the crowd roared.
His winner was 85 pounds heavier than the official world-record pumpkin. That gourd weighed 1,725 and was grown last year in Ohio.
The Associated Press e-mailed a festival organizer Saturday to find out whether a Guinness World Records representative was on hand to verify the pumpkin set an official record. The e-mail was not immediately returned.
Stevens says his secret is a precise mixture of sunshine, rain, cow manure, fish emulsion and seaweed.
The big moment took place on Saturday at the Ohio Valley Giant Pumpkin Growers weight-off in Green Township.
“I kind of knew I had a good shot at the world record, but when it hit the scale, it was just happy, I was crying, thought I was gonna pass out,” Christy explains.
For Christy, growing gargantuan gourds has become a personal challenge since the eighth grade, and is now a bit of a hobby at the family farm. This year, she and her husband decided to have a little contest.
“We filled up the soil with lots of compost, coffee grounds, cow manure, and then we pick out seeds with good genetics.”
Contest organizers say the entry topped the 1,689-pound record-holder grown in 2007 by Joe Jutras of North Scituate, R.I.
The seeds from Harp’s winning pumpkin will be dried and given to anyone who asks.
It’s Official! 2007