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    From around New Zealand throughout the year

  • From Seeds to Weigh-Off

    Everything you need to know about growing a giant pumpkin

Welcome to Giant Pumpkins NZ

Blog

The blog is updated throughout the year, with news information and results
from events around the country.

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F&Q

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

To submit you own question click here

How To

From seeds to weigh off and everything in between the How To section has
all the info you need to know about growing a giant pumpkin.

To check out the How To section click here.

Events

Giant pumpkin events from around the country are listed all in one place.
You can submit your own pumpkin event by clicking here

Or check out what events are coming up by clicking here.

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Photos, downloads and information added all the time.

If there is something not on the website you'd like to know more about
please get in touch via the contact page.

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NZ 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
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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.
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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