Estimating Weight of Giant Pumpkins and Squash

The last update was dated January 1999 when I had 722 measurements. I now have 1194 measurements. The most important additions are for fruit over 900pounds and between ½ to 50 pounds. The ½ to 50 pound measurements were needed to significantly improve estimates for small fruit. The NEW tables provide estimates for fruit down to 31 inch Circumference and […]

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 […]

FAQ on Big Giant Pumpkins, Atlantic Giant Pumpkin

FAQ on Growing Atlantic Giant Pumpkins For many, conditions in the old pumpkin patch are not great yet. Don’t jump the gun as many beginners do. If conditions are sloppy…..wait. They will get better soon. It is about time for some to start seeds inside. Some of us must wait a little longer. By starting a plant 3 or 4 […]