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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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people have asked over the years.

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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.

GPNZ Goals

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

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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.

Recent Blog Posts

Getting Ready for Growing in October

October is fast approaching which means giant pumpkin growing time is almost here. In this post I think about the different bits and pieces I need to get for my growing season.

Killing the Weeds

With around 3 months to go until the giant pumpkin growing season kicks off I thought I better kill some weeds that are taking over the tiny patch.

The End of the 2018 Season

My 2018 End of Season roundup, how things went for myself and things I am wanting to do next year.

The Great Pumpkin Carnival 2018 Rundown

The Great Pumpkin Carnival had another successful year in 2018, find out what it was like for myself, being the president and what changed this year.

Marton Harvest Festival 2018 Road Trip

Come find out how the 2018 Marton Harvest Festival was, and our road trip to get there. Episode 13 of the vlog is included in the post as well.

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