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 2020 list of the Top 10 largest pumpkins grown to date. The majority of these pumpkins were grown in the USA, but 3 of the pumpkins were grown in Europe and currently, Europe has first and second place for the largest pumpkins.
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. One of the factors in growing a large pumpkin is the seed, watering, burying the vine node, and removing other pumpkins on the plant.
Let’s take a look at our current 2020 Top 10 pumpkin growers. If you want to see the pumpkin records, please scroll down the page.
10. 2350 pounds by Travis Gienger
Travis Gienger, from Anoka, Minn., poses next to his pumpkin, which weighed in at 2350 pounds, to win the Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off in Half Moon Bay, Calif., Monday, Oct. 12, 2020. Associated Press
9. 2363 pounds by Joel Holland
Joel is the grandfather of all the pumpkin growers. Joel has been growing pumpkins for 25 years and each year he knocks one out of the park. This personal best was grown in 2017 and was weighed in at the Half Moon Bay Weigh-off. Most of the West coast growers take their pumpkin to Half Moon Bay for the prize money. I wonder how much Joel made with this beast of a pumpkin.
8. 2416.5 pounds by Karl Haist
Karl has some secret that he isn’t telling anyone. He has two pumpkins in the Top 10. What do you think it is? Seeds or just plain luck. I don’t know but I wish I knew. This is a 2018 pumpkin that was weighed by Ohio Valley Giant Pumpkin Growers Weigh-Off. Karl grew it at Clarence Center New York
7. 2433.9 pounds by Ian & Stuart Patron
Ian & Stuart are from Lymington, UK. This is the largest pumpkin to date grown in the United Kingdom.
This massive pumpkin would make one gigantic jack-o’-lantern. The giant pumpkin weighed in at 2433.9 pounds was grown by Ian and Stuart Paton, twin brothers from England.
The brothers who planted the pumpkin in a greenhouse in April said it was the first time they used peat moss instead of organic manure as fertilizer. The twins run the Pinetops nursery in Lymington, New Forest.
6. 2469.5 pounds by Steve Daletas
Steve is a seasonal grower who constantly grows massive pumpkins. This 2018 pumpkin was grown in Pleasant Hill OR, winning the 2018 Terminator Weigh-Off! Steve’s pumpkin weighed in at a whopping 2,469 pounds. 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.
5. 2517 pounds by Karl & Beverly Haist
What? Does Karl have another massive pumpkin? Amazing.. This pumpkin was also grown in Clarence Center New York in 2019. Pumpkin growers belong to the Great Pumpkin Commonwealth pumpkin to compete with others with impressive pumpkin weights.
4. 2528 pounds by Steve Geddes
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
3. 2551.9 pounds by Ruben Mendi
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.
2. 2593.7 pounds by Ian & Stuart Paton – 185 Stones
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 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.
1. 2624.6 pounds by Mathias Willemijns
The largest pumpkin to date and the World Record goes to Mathias Willemijns from Deurle, Belgium. As a World Record, it is the largest pumpkin for Belgium. The pumpkin was weighed at the European Pumpkin Weigh-Off in 2016.
Giant Pumpkin Growing Records
If you have a giant pumpkin record, and you would like 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.
Old Pumpkin stuff: . Picture of the 2003 World Record pumpkin
Records apply to the location they were 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 pumpkin. If you live in one state and you grow the pumpkin in another state, your record will be listed with a footnote describing your record. Email me with your stats, mcalpin1 @ yahoo.com
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Pumpkin Records from around the WorldList of the largest pumpkin grown in that location of the World.
|State/Country/Provinces||Name||City||Weight in Pounds||Year|
|Colorado||Scherber, Joe||Wheat Ridge||1685||16|
|Connecticut||Noel, Alex||Abington Pomfret||2294.5||19|
|Dist of Columbia||Joe Mills||Wash. DC||470.0||98|
|Florida||Barry Lawrance||Bearss Groves Market||985||18|
|Kentucky||Van Hook, John & James||Somerset||1594||17|
|New Hampshire||Geddes, Steve||Boscawen||2528||18|
|New Jersey||C Radcliffe, D Jamieson||Warren||1415.5||15|
|New Mexico||lin Zmarzly||Albuquerque||532||12|
|New York||Haist, Karl/Beverly||Clarence Center||2517||19|
|North Carolina||Burchette, Robert||Lexington||1514||19|
|North Dakota||Carrier, Kent||Walhalla||1921.5||18|
|Ohio||Todd & Donna Skinner||Barnesville||2150||17|
|Oregon||Steve Daletas||PLEASANT HILL||2469||18|
|Pennsylvania||Stelts, Dave & Carol||Enon Valley||2112||20|
|Rhode Island||Dick Wallace||Greene||2261||16|
|South Carolina||Frank & Tina Finders||Columbia||1164||09|
|South Dakota||Kevin Marsh||Parker||1674||10|
|Texas||Johnny and Debbie Forbes||Comfort||745||18|
|Utah||Matt McConkie||Mountain Green||1974||17|
|Vermont||Boyce, Daniel & Holly||Benson||2017.5||18|
|||Burchette, Robert||Lexington, NC||1514||19|
|West Virginia||Terry Nelson||Thomas||1686||20|
|Wisconsin||Barlow / Jacobus||Gays Mills||2283||18|
|British Columbia||Scott Carley||Langly||1543||17|
|Ontario||Hunt, Jane & Phil||Cameron||1959||18|
|New Brunswick||Northrup, Bill&Dawn||SUSSEX||1813||13|
|Nova Scotia||Graham, Carl||Donkin||1811||12|
|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|
|Australasian||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||Russell Vogel||355.2 kgs||18|
|S.Australia||Ken & Rosemary Holden||440 KGS||03|
|Tasmania||Shane, Bella and Jess Newitt||455.5 KGS||18|
|A.C.T.||John Paul||224.5 KGS|
|New Zealand||Harris, Tim||Hamilton||844.5kg (1862lbs)||21|
|Croatia||Tomislav Durdevic||Viskovci||939 n 427kg|
|Denmark||Jens Peder Skønager||Ribe||2138 - 970.4KG||20|
|France||Medhi Daho||La Roche-sur-Yon||1693.2||20|
|Ireland||Byrne, Micheal||Co Louth||1166 lbs||16|
|Italy||Stefano Cutrupi||Radda in chianti||2166 lbs||18|
|Luxembourg||Delles, Tom||957.69 lbs||10|
|Norway||Philip Lyding||701 lbs||14|
|Portugal||Santos, Jose Ru||Albufeira||1,534.40||20|
|United Kingdom||Paton, Ian and Stuart||Lymington||2593.7||20|
|Switzerland||Beni Meier||Pfungen||2323.7 lbs||14|
|Serbia||INSTIT'UE OF F & V CROPS NOVI SAD||111 KGS||96|
|Zimbabwe||Lance Kennedy||62.2 KGS||97|
|South Africa, Western Cape||Willem le Grange||871.5 kg||21|
|Japan||Tomoaki Nishii||Hokkaido||1303 lbs||11|
|Turkey||Ahmet Cayiroglu||164 lbs|
|Israel||Ian Whyatt||Upper Calilee||736LBS|
|ARGENTINA||MARIANO SANRICCUETA||BUENOS AIRES||330.693||13|
 Pumpkin was grown in Virginia, but the grower lives in North Carolina