Giant pumpkin

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Not to be confused with Great Pumpkin or Great Pumpkin (disambiguation).
A group of giant pumpkins

A giant pumpkin is an orange fruit of the squash C. maxima commonly weighing from 150 pounds to over one ton.[1]

World record giant pumpkins by year[edit]

  • 2016 - Mattias Willemyens, 2,623.5 pounds (1,190.0 kg)[2]
  • 2014 - Beni Meier, 2,323.7 lb (1,054.0 kg)[3]
  • 2013 - Tim Mathison, 2,032 lb (922 kg)[4]
  • 2012 - Ron Wallace, 2,009 lb (911 kg)[4]
  • 2011 - Jim and Kelsey Bryson, 1,818.5 lb (824.9 kg)[4]
  • 2010 - Chris Stevens, 1,810.5 lb (821.2 kg)[4]
  • 2009 - Christy Harp, 1,725 lb (782 kg)[4]

Record for country[edit]

  • Belgium 1,190 kilograms (2,620 lb) set 2016, by Mattias Willemyens
  • Germany 901 kg (1,986 lb) set 2016, by Wuersching
  • South Africa 506 kg (1,116 lb) set 2016, by Shirley Olivier
  • Spain 469 kg (1,034 lb) set 2003, by Carlos Perez

References[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Susan Warren, Backyard Giants: The Passionate, Heartbreaking, and Glorious Quest to Grow the Biggest Pumpkin Ever, Bloomsbury Publishing, 2007. ISBN 1-59691-278-2
  • Don Langevin, How-to-Grow World Class Giant Pumpkins, III, Annedawn Publishing, 2003. ISBN 0963279319

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