Atlantic Giant

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The giant squash, having the pseudonym "giant pumpkins" for its orange phenotype. Also, Atlantic Giant was a pseudonym associated with the giant squash in 1986, and a 1997-present US trademark. The squash has had numerous pseudonyms associated with it over the centuries. It has gotten larger, from allegedly 200 pounds in the 1820s, 300 in 1860s, 400 in 1900, 500 in 1970s, and 1,000 pounds in 1995. 1,500 pounds were purported with the passage of another 10 years (2006), and a one-ton fruit was announced in 2012.[1]

Atlantic Giant is a pseudonym associated with the giant squash in 1986 (US PVP 8500204), and a 1997-present US trademark. It is a name only, and it is restricted (only since 1997-present). It is not a restriction on the giant squash and has never been. It simply cannot be associated with agricultural seed. It pertains only to agricultural seed, not fruit.[1]

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World Record Giant Pumpkins by year[edit]

  • 2014 - Beni Meier, 2323.7 pounds (1054 kg)[2]
  • 2013 - Tim Mathison, 2032 pounds (921 kg)[3]
  • 2012 - Ron Wallace, 2009 pounds (911 kg)[3]
  • 2011 - Jim and Kelsey Bryson, 1818.5 pounds (824 kg)[3]
  • 2010 - Chris Stevens, 1810.5 pounds (821 kg)[3]
  • 2009 - Christy Harp, 1725 pounds (782 kg)[3]


  1. ^ a b body text/content for this Wikipedia page was copied with permission from [Karl, J. R. 2014. Cleaning the Giant Pumpkin ISBN 978-1512074567]
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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

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