If you're looking to grow a jumbo prize-winning massive pumpkin, you'll need the right seeds, the rich soil, a full sun location, ample water and a high potassium fertilizer. You'll also want to pick off developing pum[pkins so that it grows one vegetable per plant to allow the plant to put all of its energy into producing one fruit.
|Pumpkin Variety Name||Best uses||Description -
number of days is minimum to grow one from seed under best conditions
|Atlantic Giant (a.k.a, Dill's Atlantic Giant)||giant||125 days. Huge pinkish orange pumpkins. World record of Atlantic Giant is 1,469 lb. Seed from Howard Dill of Nova Scotia. This is the most popular pumpkin grown for winning contest, often over 300 lbs|
|Big Max||giant||125 days - Giant squash-type pumpkin (oblong, orange, huge).This variety has been around for many years and the pumpkins usually range from 100 lbs to 300 lbs, Color is range of orange to a pale salmon. Big Max can exceed 20 in (510 mm) in diameter under ideal growing conditionsThey are often bright orange in color, with fine-grained, yellow-orange flesh.|
|Jaune De Paris||giant, carving, decor||100 days. Yellow skinned pumpkin Can weigh in excess of 100 pounds|
|Prizewinner||giant||120 days Best color “huge” type Earlier maturing and looks more like a regular pumpkin than Dill's Atlantic Giant 1-2 fruits per plant 120 days. Cucurbita maxima. (F1) The plant produces huge world record size pumpkins that can weigh 100 to 300 lbs. The pumpkins are glossy and have the true pumpkin color and shape. Y||
|Wyatt's Wonder||giant||115 days. Open pollinated variety produces big fruits weighing 200lbs or more. Intense orange color does not fade.||
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