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The Website for Growing Giant Pumpkins in NZ

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from events around the country.

F&Q's

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

How To

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all the info you need to know about growing a giant pumpkin.

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A forum for NZ growers to discuss everything pumpkins.

Recent Blog Posts

My Giant Pumpkin Seed Germination Box

My Giant Pumpkin Seed Germination Box

I’m being organised and have dug out my germination box for the upcoming giant pumpkin season, find out what I use to start my giant pumpkin seeds.

New Location for my 2020 Pumpkin Patch?

New Location for my 2020 Pumpkin Patch?

What do you do if you are offered a new place to grow your giant pumpkins? What things do you need to consider, and would you grow somewhere else? Find out what I’ve been thinking about lately.

Growing Giant Pumpkins with Kids

Growing Giant Pumpkins with Kids

Growing giant pumpkins with kids is an awesome idea, in this post I cover the benefits and what you can get them do to help you.

NZ Giant Pumpkin Records

The NZ record for giant pumpkin was set by Tim Harris on the 8th of April 2018 with a pumpkin weighing in at 808kg.

The NZ record was set in 2016 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.

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