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Welcome to Giant Pumpkins NZ

The Website for Growing Giant Pumpkins in NZ

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The blog is full of news information and results
from events around the country.

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The Facts and Questions page is made up of common questions
people have asked over the years.

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NZ Giant Pumpkin Records

The current NZ record was set in 2016 and stands at 789.5kg, grown by Tim Harris from Morrinsville.
NZ record giant pumpkin 789.5kg
Read more about it here.
In 2015 the NZ record was broken twice. First by Aaron Akkerman from Marton with a 732.5kg pumpkin
NZ record giant pumpkin 732.5kg
Read more about it here.
And a week later broken by Tim Harris from Morrinsville with a 754.5kg pumpkin.
NZ record giant pumpkin 754.5kg
Read more about it here.

The NZ record was broken in 2012 by the Bartons in Whangarei with a 721kg pumpkin.
NZ record giant pumpkin 721kg
Read more about it here.

The NZ record was broken 3 times in 2011.
First up was Daphne Humphreys from Kumeu with her 420kg pumpkin
NZ record giant pumpkin 420kg
Read more about it here.

Next was John McKay from Mapua with a 497kg pumpkin.
2011 record pumpkin, 497kg weighed in at Mapua
Read more about it here.

The heaviest pumpkin for 2011 was grown by Robbie Dorresteyn from Taupo and weighed in at 540kgs
2011 record pumpkin, 440kg weighed in Taupo
Read more about it here.

GPNZ Goals

To help people learn about growing giant pumpkins and give them the tools and advice to achieve heavier weights every year.

dsdsTo help people know about pumpkin events near them, and to provide coverage and results of the

To keep people up to date with news from the giant pumpkin world, from NZ records to world records when they happen.

To help people know about pumpkin events near them, and to provide coverage and results of the events.

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Halfway Through October Already

Halfway through October and the giant pumpkin season has started here in New Zealand, I’ve started my seeds off, and published some vlogs, plus have been looking into pumpkin rolling.

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