Welcome to the original pumpkin record page. This is the official page identifying the heaviest pumpkins in the world per country.
This is the current 2022 list of the Top 10 largest pumpkins grown to date. The majority of these pumpkins were grown in Europe and the UK, but only 4 of the pumpkins were grown in the USA. Europe has the top 4 largest pumpkins recorded to date.
The World Record Pumpkin as of Oct 2021 is from Stefano Cutrupi from Italy of 1226 KG (2708.8 lbs)
Scroll to the bottle of the page to see each pumpkin record by Country. It’s listed by Country, State, or Provence for the heaviest pumpkin in that region. To date, 24 new 2022 giant pumpkin records from around the world have been identified.
It takes a lot of time and effort to grow these huge pumpkins. The majority of these pumpkin growers have failed during the growing process. Some key factors in growing a big pumpkin are the seed, watering, burying the vine node, and removing other pumpkins from the plant. When selecting a seed, understand the genetics which is passed to the seeds. Knowing the parents of a pumpkin seed can help you select which seed to grow.
Let’s take a look at our current 2022 Top 10 pumpkin growers. If you want to see the pumpkin records, please scroll down the page.
10. 2517.7 pounds by Ruben Mendi (1142 kg)
Rubén Mendi of Valtierrano was proclaimed the 2021 winner of the Giant Pumpkin Contest held in his hometown. Mendi presented a specimen with a total weight of 1,142 kilos, staying very close to the Spanish record that he himself holds with the pumpkin with which he won the last edition (1,157.50 kilos). The world record is still held by Belgian farmer Mathias Willemijns with a 1,191 kg specimen.
Parents of this pumpkin, Mother 2183.7 Mendi, Father 2551.9 Mendi
DQ – 2520 Pounds by Mike Schmit – Disqualified
In 2021, Mike Schmit grew the largest pumpkin in the United States in Markesan, Wisconsin. It weighs 2,520 pounds. Unfortunately, a tiny crack in the pumpkin disqualified it from entering any competitions this year. If you watch his YouTube Channel, you’ll see he grew a larger pumpkin of 2593 but it also failed due to a massive crack.
9. 2528 pounds by Steve Geddes (1146.7 kg)
As we approach the end of the Top 10 pumpkins, Steve grew this 2018 pumpkin in Boscawen, New Hampshire. Per the photos, we see a lot of happy people dwarfed by the huge pumpkin. The pumpkin was weighed at Deefield Fair. Pumpkin growers belong to the Great Pumpkin Commonwealth pumpkin to compete with others with impressive pumpkin weights.
Parents of this pumpkin, Mother 1911 Urena, Father 1803 Gadberry
8. 2537.5 pounds by Don Crews (1151 kg)
In 2022 Don Crews of Lloydminster broke the Canadian record with an enormous pumpkin weighing 2537.5 pounds.
“This one was a little harder to load. It tipped the skid-steer when I was trying to load it. I knew we were in trouble then. I had to get the big old forklift and put it on. I could tell on the trailer it was pretty heavy. And you know it’s going to be a problem everywhere because it’s just a little bit overweight compared to everything else they have been dealing with there.”
Dipping the scale at a hefty 2537 pounds, to beat the old record by some 500-plus pounds for a gourd produced in a single growing season.
Parents of this pumpkin, Mother 2365 Wolf, Father 300 Crews
7. 2551.9 pounds by Ruben Mendi (1157.5 kg)
On September 12, 2020, the XII edition of the international giant pumpkin fair was held at the Oasis de Bardenas hotel in Valtierra. Once again the Valtierrano Rubén Mendi prevailed, who in addition to achieving the Spanish record, managed to place his pumpkin as the second heaviest in the world.
At the weigh-off, Mendi revalidated his triumphs of 2017, 2018, and 2019. He won with a pumpkin that weighed 1157.50 kg (2551.9 lbs) on the scale. In 2019, Mendi won with a 990.5 kg pumpkin. The second heaviest pumpkin was that of the British Paton brothers, from the English town of Lymington, which weighed 934.5 kg. Due to the pandemic, the Paton brothers did not attend the contest in person.
He enjoys the hobby of growing large pumpkins and has impressed Spain by winning a contest with a giant specimen weighing 1157.9 kilos.
Parents of this pumpkin, Mother 2183.7 Mendi, Father self
6. 2554 pounds by Scott Andrusz (1158.5 kg)
In 2022, the Andrusz family in Lancaster is impressed with their 2254 lb pumpkin. Retired commercial farmer Scott Andrusz spent sleepless nights tending to a giant gourd in his field and finally came up with a new US record that only lasted a week – a plump pumpkin weighing in at 2,554 pounds. It’s not the first time they tried going after a record, and it’s not an easy task to achieve. They can tell you, you have to consider the soil, raise a structure to keep it out of the sun, protect the pumpkin from critters and never let another pumpkin grow on the same vine.
Have you ever tried to float a pumpkin and paddle it across a lake? It’s regatta time at the West Coast Giant Pumpkin Regatta.
The parents of this pumpkin are Mother 2365 Wolf, Father 1885.5 Werner
5. 2560 pounds by Travis Gienger – (1161 kg)
Travis Gienger in 2022 from Anoka, Minnesota beat his old pumpkin state record of 2350 pounds with a mammoth 2560-pound pumpkin. He is currently the heaviest pumpkin grown in the USA. Travis drove this pumpkin all the way from Minnesota to enter and win the $9 per pound prize money from the 49Th Half Moon Bay Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off. His pumpkin won the event and if my assumption is correct, he netted $23,040 from this event. If he would have beaten the World Record, an extra $30,000 would have been added to his prize winnings.
Parents of this pumpkin, Mother 1885.5 Werner, Father SIB
4. 2593.7 pounds by Ian & Stuart Paton – 185 Stones (1176.5 kg)
Well, the Paton brothers did it again. In 2020, they grew a 1176.5 KG – 185 Stone, pumpkin in the UK. This is a new UK pumpkin record.
A pair of twins have grown UK’s biggest pumpkin and weighed in at a whopping 2,593.7lb- heavier than two polar bears.
Ian and Stuart Paton, 59, from Lymington in Hampshire’s New Forest National Park, have beaten the previous UK best of 2,433lb and narrowly missed out on the world record by just 31lb.
One unique issue about this pumpkin, it was grown in a greenhouse versus outdoors.
Parents of this pumpkin, Mother 1875 Mendi B, Father 2005 Haist
3. 2624.6 pounds by Mathias Willemijns (1190.5 kg)
The third largest pumpkin to date goes to Mathias Willemijns from Deurle, Belgium. This is the largest pumpkin in Belgium. The pumpkin was weighed at the European Pumpkin Weigh-Off in 2016.
Parent of this pumpkin, Mother2145 McMullen, Father 1872 Willemijns
2. 2656.1 pounds by Ian & Stuart Paton (1204.8 kg)
Ian & Stuart are from Lymington, UK. This is the 2022 largest pumpkin to date grown in the United Kingdom.
This massive pumpkin would make one gigantic jack-o’-lantern. The giant pumpkin weighed 2656.1 pounds and was grown by Ian and Stuart Paton, twin brothers from England.
The worst thing about growing a large pumpkin is transporting it to the weigh-off. Sadly, this pumpkin fell off the trailer during transportation to South Hampton Pumpkin Festival. You can view the video of the pumpkin being loaded back on the trailer.
The parents of this pumpkin Mother 1940 Urena, Father (pollinator) 2356.7 Mendi
1. 2702.8 pounds by Stefano Cutrupi (1226 kg)
The largest pumpkin to date and the World Record goes to Stefano Cutrupi from Italy a native of Bordighera but who has lived for many years in Radda in Chianti. The pumpkin was weighed at the Big Pumpkin Festival in Peccioli, Italy 2021.
This pumpkin will be taken to the European championship held in Stuttgart, Germany for display and to participate in the local championship weigh-off.
This pumpkin measured over the top (OTT) 1300 cm or 511 inches, but if you look at the photo it truly doesn’t represent how huge the pumpkin really is. The Peccioli competition was very appealing by offering prizes for the giant pumpkins. The prizes ranged from eighth place to first with awards from 50 euros to 3 thousand for first place with a world record. A nice price for Stefano Cutrupi when he was paid 2 euros per kg for the new Italian record.
The parents of this pumpkin Mother 1885.5 Werner, Father Self
DQ – 2907.85 Pounds by Ian & Stuart Paton – Damaged Disqualified
Great pumpkin, but you can’t receive an official World record if the pumpkin is damaged. Usually, a damaged pumpkin has a crack at the stem where you can slide a small round object into the center core or the bottom of the pumpkin is cracked due to rot or extreme stress. This isn’t the end for Ian and Stuart and I’m sure they will get the World Record in due time. This pumpkin was grown in 2022.
Giant Pumpkin Growing Records
If you have a giant pumpkin record and want to see your country listed, please send me an e-mail.
Of course, your pumpkin must be weighed on a certified scale. I won’t accept a photo of five-bathroom scales or some other funky method.
Records apply to the location where the pumpkin was grown. If you grew the pumpkin on the four square, sure, I’ll give you credit for each State. Hopefully, the growers live in the same place as they grow their pumpkins. If you live in one state and grow the pumpkin in another, your record will be listed with a footnote describing your record. Email me with your stats, mcalpin1 @ yahoo.com
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Giant Pumpkin Records from around the WorldA complete list of the largest pumpkins grown in that location of the World.
|State/Country / Provinces||Name||City||Weight in Pounds||Year|
|Connecticut||Noel, Alex||Abington Pomfret||2294.5||19|
|Dist of Columbia||Joe Mills||Wash. DC||470.0||98|
|New Hampshire||Geddes, Steve||Boscawen||2528||18|
|New Jersey||Chris Shortway||Mine Hill||1673||22|
|New Mexico||lin Zmarzly||Albuquerque||532||12|
|New York||Andrusz, Scott||Williamsville||2554||22|
|North Carolina||Burchette, Robert||Lexington||1514||19|
|North Dakota||Carrier, Kent||Walhalla||1921.5||18|
|Oregon||Steve Daletas||PLEASANT HILL||2469||18|
|Pennsylvania||Erik Gunstrom||Harrison City||2405||22|
|Rhode Island||Dick Wallace||Greene||2261||16|
|South Carolina||Frank & Tina Finders||Columbia||1164||09|
|South Dakota||Kurkowski, Greg||Watertown||1823||21|
|Texas||Johnny and Debbie Forbes||Comfort||745||18|
|Vermont||Boyce, Daniel & Holly||Benson||2017.5||18|
|Virginia||Price, Dustin||Glen Allen||1845.5||23|
|West Virginia||Cyrus, Robert||Fort Gay||2194.4||21|
|Wisconsin||Barlow / Jacobus|
|British Columbia||David Chan||Langly||1911 (866 kg)||21|
|Ontario||Hunt, Jane & Phil||Cameron||1959||18|
|New Brunswick||Northrup, Bill & Dawn||SUSSEX||1813||13|
|Nova Scotia||Graham, Carl||Donkin||1956||21|
|New Foundland||Bill Williton||Torbay||505||06|
|Prince Edward Island||Eddy Shaw||Charlottetown||1624||17|
|Northwest Territories||AL Helmer||Hay River||235|
|MEXICO||Pancho Susy Peters||Cuauhtémoc Chihuahua||1393.7||20|
|Australian||kg =2.2 pounds|
|Australia||Ben Burma||1141 LBs|
|New South Wales||Dale Oliver||Kyogle||867 KG||21|
|Victoria||Phillip McCauley||385.1 KGS||12|
|W. Australia||Robert Giumelli||361 KGS||18|
|Queensland||Tony Frohloff||361.5 kgs||20|
|S. Australia||Ken & Rosemary Holden||440 KGS||03|
|Tasmania||Shane Newitt||731 KGS||22|
|A.C.T.||John Paul||224.5 KGS|
|New Zealand||Harris, Tim||Hamilton||844.5kg (1862lbs)||21|
|Belgium||Willemijns, Mathias||Deurle||2624.6 (1190.5 kg)||16|
|Croatia||Tomislav Durdevic||Viskovci||939 n 427kg|
|Denmark||Jens Peder Skønager||Ribe||2138 - 970.4KG||20|
|France||Medhi Daho||La Roche-sur-Yon||2169.3||21|
|Ireland||Byrne, Micheal||Co Louth||1166 lbs||16|
|Italy||Stefano Cutrupi||Radda in chianti||1226 KG (2702.9 lbs)||21|
|Luxembourg||Delles, Tom||957.69 lbs||10|
|Norway||Philip Lyding||701 lbs||14|
|Portugal||Santos, Jose Ru||Albufeira||1541||21|
|United Kingdom||Paton, Ian and Stuart||Lymington||2656.1|
|Switzerland||Beni Meier||Pfungen||2323.7 lbs||14|
|Croatia||Ivica Ribaric||Kozarac||660 kg||17|
|Serbia||Jankov, Dusan||Novi Sad||1104.5 lobs||22|
|Zimbabwe||Lance Kennedy||62.2 KGS||97|
|South Africa, Western Cape||Willem le Grange||Heidelberg||904.4 kg - 1994 lbs||22|
|South Africa, Gauteng||Lamprecht, Wykus||Meyerton||1865.1 lbs||22|
|Japan||Tomoaki Nishii||Hokkaido||1303 lbs||11|
|Turkey||Ahmet Cayiroglu||Burhaniye||164 lbs|
|Israel||Ian Whyatt||Upper Calilee||736LBS|
|Russia||Andrey Gusev||Starokhodykino||783 kg||22|
|ARGENTINA||MARIANO SANRICCUETA||BUENOS AIRES||330.693||13|
|Lebanon||Abdul Salam||Kayfoun||341 KG||2020|
 Pumpkin was grown in Virginia, but the grower lives in North Carolina
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