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Posted December 05, 2011 - 07:38 PM

One of my passions is growing Giant Pumpkins, while this is small compared to others out there, this is 2009 Oklahoma State Record. It weighed 685 LBS.

I have not had any luck the last 2 years because of the weather. I goal this year is 1000 LBS.

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Posted December 05, 2011 - 07:45 PM

DAMN that's HUGH Congrats.

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Posted December 05, 2011 - 07:47 PM

WOW! big enough to hide in.

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Posted December 05, 2011 - 07:47 PM

The World record is 1818.5 that's 3 times bigger than mine.

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Posted December 05, 2011 - 07:48 PM

I started the seed on about Apr 1st and weighted it on Oct 3rd. That's a LONG time to keep a plant alive.

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Posted December 05, 2011 - 07:51 PM

That is one big Pumpkin.

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Posted December 05, 2011 - 08:08 PM

Here is the TV story on it.


Giant Pumpkin Story on Ch 6 Tulsa,
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Posted December 05, 2011 - 08:48 PM

That is 1 BIG Big Pumkin

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Posted December 05, 2011 - 09:06 PM

Wow that's great. Really puts my 70 pounder's to shame. Good job and hope you get bigger weight yet on next years crop:thumbs:.

Edited by Michiganmobileman, December 05, 2011 - 09:30 PM.
Typo, go figure


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Posted December 05, 2011 - 10:47 PM

I tried that a few times ,and it's not easy, GREAT ACCOMPLISHMENT!

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Posted December 06, 2011 - 05:03 AM

Thats a big one for sure. It's a big passion for some people around here as well. There was one fellow, Howard Dill, who dominated the field, so to speak, for a long time. Now I see there are a lot of people involved and it's very competitive. Weights keep going up over the years.

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Posted December 06, 2011 - 05:45 AM

Growing these a LOT of work, it's something you have to work on everyday. I use a lot of different methods that most people have never heard of.

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Posted December 06, 2011 - 06:22 AM

Belated congrats on the State Record. Hope the weather cooperates this coming year for you.

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Posted December 06, 2011 - 06:37 AM

Great job growing your pumpkin ! I've only tried just the smal Jack-O-Lantern type but even then the bugs got to them first . Do you start with many plants or just one ? Bet those seeds are big , are they good to roast and eat ? Thanks , Al

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Posted December 06, 2011 - 07:56 AM

Congratulations on that prize.




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