Yesterday was a a great day to check out pumpkins and Kumeu sure did turn on the weather.

Hot weather, Good times

The Kumeu A&P show is always a great event to go to, not only for giant pumpkins but there is always so much to see and everything always seems to be running so smoothly.

It’s been a while since I’ve been up to Kumeu, the last time was in 2015 and it appears the pumpkins are getting heavier, which is always great to see.

Lots more pumpkin than expected

I was talking to the organiser before the weighing and like many events, you never know who is going to turn up on the day. The amount of pumpkins that did turn up on the day was more than they expected and is always great to see.

One thing I always find interesting at pumpkin weigh offs around the country and something that might seem a bit strange if you are reading this from overseas, is that there always seems to be one entry that is most definitely a squash. Now most people here just count it as a pumpkin. It always makes me wonder where that seed came from as they are usually a good size.

The Results

1st went to Stephen Krzystyniak with a 297kg pumpkin (New site record)

2nd and 3rd both went to Spencer Roff (supporter of GPNZ) with a 190kg and 181.5kg pumpkin.

Awesome results from all that entered, and another great year for the Kumeu A&P show. I look forward to checking out future weigh-offs at Kumeu.

Video from the Kumeu A&P show and much more will be in The GPNZ Vlog Episode 12 which will be coming out on the 19th of March, keep an eye out on the Facebook page, or go and subscribe to the YouTube channel.