Giant pumpkin

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A giant pumpkin grown in Osaka Prefecture, Japan (photograph taken July 2007).

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

Giant Pumpkins are the hybrid child pumpkins developed and raised over many years by Howard Dill of Nova Scotia Canada

World record giant pumpkins by year[edit]

  • 2016 - Mathias Willemijns, 2,624.6 pounds (1,190.5 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)[5]
  • 2011 - Jim and Kelsey Bryson, 1,818.5 lb (824.9 kg)[6]
  • 2010 - Chris Stevens, 1,810.5 lb (821.2 kg)[7]
  • 2009 - Christy Harp, 1,725 lb (782 kg)[8]

Record for country[edit]

  • Belgium 1,190.5 kilograms (2,625 lb) set 2016, by Mathias Willemijns
  • Germany 901 kg (1,986 lb) set 2016, by Wuersching
  • South Africa 556 kg (1,226 lb) set 2017, by Hugo le Roux [9]
  • Spain 469 kg (1,034 lb) set 2003, by Carlos Perez

References[edit]

  1. ^ Karl, J. R. 2014. Cleaning the Giant Pumpkin ISBN 9781512074567
  2. ^ "Belgian man's pumpkin sets world record at a whopping 2,624 pounds". Washington Post.
  3. ^ "World record pumpkin seed bears fruit". 7 October 2016 – via www.bbc.com.
  4. ^ TODOROV, KERANA. "One-ton victory for Napa man's world-record pumpkin".
  5. ^ Marturana, Amy (5 October 2012). "Ron Wallace Grows The Largest Pumpkin, Breaking World Record (VIDEO)" – via Huff Post.
  6. ^ Paddock, Barry. "World's largest pumpkin - almost a ton - debuts at Bronx's Botanical Garden - NY Daily News".
  7. ^ Post, AP/Huffington (22 October 2010). "World's Largest Pumpkin 2010: Chris Stevens's 1,810-Pound Gourd Declared New Record By Guinness (PHOTOS)" – via Huff Post.
  8. ^ Miller, Tracy. "Record-breaking pumpkin thought to be world's largest weighs in at 1,725 pounds - NY Daily News".
  9. ^ https://www.shopriteholdings.co.za/articles/Newsroom/2018/The-search-for-SA-biggest-pumpkin-is-on.html

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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