How to weigh a pumpkin


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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 below as reference.

Measure the circumference of the fruit parallel to the ground at stem height.
This is measurement number 1.

Now place your tape at the plant stem to the ground and to the blossom end to
the ground. What is the distance from ground to ground? This is measurement
number 2.

Now place your tape perpendicular to the plant stem at the widest portion of
the pumpkin. Place the tape at the ground on both sides at this wide spot. Is
it perpendicular to the plant stem? Now measure the distance from ground
contact to ground contact. This is measurement number 3.

Add all three measurements and find the data in the inches column below and
their is your weight.

If you would like to see your total weight using mathematical programs, select
one of these two links.

Total measurement. This is a rough weight
Offical details on how to measure

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The Circumference Measurement should be taken where you have the
LARGEST Circumference. It WILL NOT always be parallel to the ground. It may
be above or below the stem and above or below the blossom point. On most
large pumpkins the LARGEST Circumference IS NOT at the stem/blossom level.
The LARGEST Circumference is necessary to obtain the most accurate Weight
Estimate as most of the Circumference measurements used to obtain the
Weight Equations were LARGEST Circumference

 

Table 1: Over-the-Top Inches vs. Estimated Weight 
InchesLbs.InchesLbs.InchesLbs.InchesLbs.InchesLbs.InchesLbs.InchesLbs.InchesLbs.InchesLbs.InchesLbs.InchesLbs.
9121.412144151791811302111992412902714073015523317293619413911192
9222.012245152811821322122012422932724113025573327353629493921201
9322.612346153821831342132042432972734153035623337423639563931210
9423.212447154841841362142072443002744203045683347483649643941219
9523.912548155851851382152102453042754243055733357553659723951228
9624.512649156861861402162122463082764293065793367623669803961238
9725.212750157881871422172152473112774333075843377683679883971247
9825.812851158891881442182182483152784383085903387753689963981256
9926.5129521599118914621922124931827944230959633978236910043991266
10027.2130531609319014822022425032228044731060134078937010124001275
10127.9131541619419115022122725132628145231160734179537110204011284
10228.6132551629619215322223025233028245631261334280237210284021294
10329.3133571639719315522323225333328346131361834380937310364031304
10430.0134581649919415722423525433728446631462434481637410454041313
10530.81355916510119515922523825534128547031563034582337510534051323
10631.51366016610219616222624125634528647531663634683037610614061333
10732.31376116710419716422724425734928748031764234783737710704071342
10833.11386216810619816622824825835328848531864834884437810784081352
10933.81396416910719916922925125935728949031965434985237910874091362
11034.61406517010920017123025426036129049532066035085938010954101372
11135.51416617111120117323125726136529150032166635186638111044111382
11236.31426717211320217623226026236929250532267235287338211124121392
11337.11436917311520317823326326337329351032367835388138311214131402
11438.01447017411620418123426726437729451532468435488838411304141412
11538.81457117511820518323527026538129552032569135589638511384151422
11639.71467217612020618623627326638529652532669735690338611474161433
11740.61477417712220718823727626738929753132770335791138711564171443
11841.51487517812420819123828026839429853632870935891838811654181453
11942.41497617912620919423928326939829954132971635992638911744191463
12043.31507818012821019624028727040230054633072236093339011834201474
                      
Table 2: Circumference vs. Estimated Weight      
InchesLbs.InchesLbs.InchesLbs.InchesLbs.InchesLbs.InchesLbs.InchesLbs.InchesLbs.      
3116.55150.771108911981113291315161517531711135Tables prepared
3217.8525372112922041123371325271527681721160by
3319.15355.373116932091133451335371537831731186DAVID MARTIN
3420.55457.774119942151143531345481547981741212      
3521.95560.175123952211153611355581558141751239from equations
3623.45662.676127962271163691365691568301761267obtained from
3724.85765.277131972331173781375801578471771296data provided by
3826.45867.878136982391183861385911588641781326L.B. Stellpflug
39285970.579140992451193951396021598811791356      
4029.66073.2801441002511204041406131608991801387      
4131.36176811491012581214131416251619181811419January 2001
42336278.9821531022641224231426361629371821452      
4334.76381.9831581032711234341436481639561831486      
4436.66484.9841621042781244441446601649771841520David Martin
4538.46588851671052851254551456731659971851556      
4640.36691.28617210629212646514668516610191861592      
4742.36794.58717710729912747514769816710411871629      
4844.36897.88818210830612848614871116810631881668L. B. Stellpflug
4946.4691018918710931412949614972516910861891707      
5048.5701059019311032113050615073917011101901747      


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