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Click on a thumbnail picture below to see the full size version. 56 Entries.
Sunday, April 16 View Page
soil heating cables buried half a meter down in my big patch that holds two plants 1353,5 Liggett 2004 and 929 Kuhn 2002.
 
Saturday, June 24 View Page
This is the female at 1353,5 liggett i selfpollinated today. It has 4 lobes and are 5,3 meters out on the mainvine.
 
Wednesday, July 19 View Page
My two greenhouses made in plastic.In the big one is the 1353,5 liggett pollinated 24 june on the mainvine and 929 kuhn pollinated 13 july on a secondary cause the main was broke. This plant is a mutant and all pumpkins on this plant got deep splits in there steems into the pumpkin.Thats only problem with that plant(929 Kuhn)so i am sure its not gonna be anything big on it. In the small greenhouse it`s my own 438 from last year that got very good shape and color.this one is pollinated 9 july on the mainvine and is my best looking plant.
 
Thursday, July 27 View Page
This is the pumpkin on 1353,5 Liggett it`s est at 557 pounds or 252 kg on day 33 it gains 35 pounds a day in average the last 8 days. I think it will split cause it grows to fast, but if it don`t its gonna be something really big.
 
Thursday, August 3 View Page
This is the pumpkin on the 929 Kuhn its est 192 pounds 205 ott at day 21.
 
Thursday, August 3 View Page
This is the pumpkin on the 438 lilja -05.i like this shape on a pumpkin. its est 230,5 ott 267 pounds 121 kg on day 25
 
Thursday, August 3 View Page
This is the pumpkin on the 1353,5 Liggett and it has not split yet on day 40. ott is 330,5 on day 40 and est weight is 760 pounds 345 kg.
 
Tuesday, August 8 View Page
438 Lilja day 30 est 394p 178.8 kg
 
Tuesday, August 8 View Page
929 Kuhn day 26 est 296p 134kg
 
Tuesday, August 8 View Page
1353,5 liggett day 45 ott=352 150,105,97. est 915 this morning. Averege gain for the last 5 days 31p a day. If it split now it still have a chance to get over the magic 1000p.
 
Saturday, August 12 View Page
929 Kuhn est 390 Ibs 177 kg day 30 but have a 1 inch split in stem end. I will try to dry it with a fan cause i don`t think its so deep.Last day it grew 37 Ibs.This pumpkin got the shape of a wheel.
 
Saturday, August 12 View Page
The 438 Lilja 05 day 34 est 523Ibs. It grew 35 Ibs last day and It`s also starting to develop splits in stem end. I will try to dry this one too, with a fan.
 
Saturday, August 12 View Page
1353,5 Liggett day 49 364,5 ott est 1014 Ibs, no split yet.
 
Sunday, August 13 View Page
Today i visited my friend Emanuel that also grow pumpkins, he has two plants, 220 Gustavsson 05 and a 809 örnskov 05. The 809 only produce pumpkins that grow slow and look bad, and on the 220, he had a beutiful pumpkin that grow in a perfect tempo to reach 1000 ibs but it split in blossom end two days ago.I feel really sorry for him cause it was the same last year for him.
 
Sunday, August 20 View Page
This morning i find my wheelshaped 929 kuhn whith a blossom end split.One week ago it split in he stem end. its est weight today day 38 540 ibs.I would try to pic it off as soon as i can cause im curius if the stem end split goes into cavity or not.
 
Sunday, August 20 View Page
My own 438 lilja 05 is doing fine 322 ott est 703 ibs 319 kg day 42 20 ibs a day the last week with bad whether.
 
Sunday, August 20 View Page
Me and my son with 1353,5 Liggett 382,5 ott est 1170 ibs 531 kg day 57. Unfortunatly it has developed a split in the stem end two days ago i have been treated it with fungicide and put a fan on it and it do not seems to go into cavity. Did this meen that the end is neer ? or can i do something to save it please give me advices and post it on the European messageboard.
 
Sunday, August 20 View Page
Picture of the stemsplit over the stem.
 
Sunday, August 20 View Page
Picture of the stemsplit under the stem.
 
Tuesday, August 22 View Page
This is the 929 kuhn pumpkin that split in the blossom end day 37 est 566 ibs
 
Wednesday, August 23 View Page
After many inspections of the stem split on 1353,5 Liggett pumpkin i can say that it does not go into cavity its only 4-5 cm deep and the pumpkin still put on weight.
 
Thursday, September 7 View Page
This morning my 438 lilja pumpkin est 978 lbs day 60 and my 1353,5 liggett est 1323lbs day 75
 
Sunday, September 10 View Page
The pumpkin on the 438 Lilja 05 est 1000 lbs today day 63
 
Sunday, September 10 View Page
My indicator clock that will tell me when the 1353,5 liggettpumpkin not grows any longer.
 
Sunday, September 10 View Page
1353,5 liggett 171,5,121,109=401,5 ott 1350 lbs (2005 chart)day 78. If it goes 9% heawy it will be 1471 lbs Does it look like it can go heavy with this shape? I think i`ve heard that its mother went 5% heavy.
 
Wednesday, September 13 View Page
1353,5 Liggett est 1362lbs today day 81 and on sunday will we know what she weigh, cause then we gonna weigh it. The other pumpkin on my own plant (438 lilja -05)is still ticking and est today day 66 1060 lbs. the plant on this one is still looking very good and hope i can have it growing for at least two weeks more and get it over 500 kg(1102 lbs)
 
Saturday, September 16 View Page
This is the stump of the 1353,5 Liggettplant it got eleven secondaries on each side of the main with a lenght of six meters each before the big one. After the big one do i got one more pumpkin est over 600 lbs outside the greenhouse only one meter behind the big one on the mainwine.I also have one more pumpkin on a secondary est over 400 lbs on the same plant.The plant got 7 more secondaries after the big, also 6 meters long. That is power in this plant!!! The pumpkin that`s est over 600 lbs is selfpollinated and the one thats est over 400 lbs is open pollinated
 
Saturday, September 16 View Page
This is The big one from behind.Tomorrow will we know the answer everybodys waiting for, will it be a new Europeanrecord or not.
 
Saturday, September 16 View Page
This is The blossom end, it got four lobes.
 
Saturday, September 16 View Page
Sidewiew 1353,5 liggett big one
 
Saturday, September 16 View Page
This is the healed stemsplit its 4 cm deep and do not go into cavity.
 
Saturday, September 16 View Page
This is the pumpkin that is one meter behind the big one thats est to a bit over 600lbs. The picture is a couple of weeks old.
 
Monday, September 18 View Page
This picture shows the big one and the smaller one only i meter apart from each other.
 
Monday, September 18 View Page
This is me and Börje Gutavssons (Gustavsson sweden) soildrill. A very helpfull tool to put down organics in the soil.
 
Monday, September 18 View Page
The stump measured in cm.
 
Monday, September 18 View Page
Me and my friends that helped me to load he big one. Some of the guys are from my Americanfootballteam there i`m playing runningback.
 
Monday, September 18 View Page
The big one put on the scale.
 
Monday, September 18 View Page
541 kg !!! (1192lbs) it was a little bit of a disapointment cause it was est to 630 kg 1388 lbs. It went -14%. i think i know some of the reasons why it went so light one was that i had a fan on the backside against the stemsplit for make sure everything was dry for over a month. The other reason is that i had no moist at all in the soil in the greenhouse. I think i had it too dry. I have been to afraid that it should split more in the stem end.
 
Monday, September 18 View Page
Let´s talk positive it was a new swedish record 140 kg more than the old one on 401 kg.But the european record 1233 reiss have to wait on more year.
 
Monday, September 18 View Page
This is the horsetrailer i use to transport my pumpkin. Now i put the pumpkin in a garage for two weeks and if it holds together i plann o take it to the swedish weighoff 30 of september.There i should weigh my other big pumpkin i have thats est 1060 lbs.
 
Thursday, September 28 View Page
Today i cut this pumpkin on my 438 lilja plant its 175,102,102=379 ott est 1139 lbs 2005 chart. I should weigh it on the swedish weigh off on saturday.The 438 lilja is a cross between gustavsson 1000 uow -03 (that is a selfed 1092 daigle) and 497 langevin -04 that is a cross between 1458 whittier and 898 knauss. This plant i havent give a real fair chans it was planted in a patch with not especially good soil and only got 3-4 hours of sunshine a day. So i will plant this seed one more time under better circumstanses and then i think its gonna be a real monster of it.
 
Thursday, September 28 View Page
438 Lilja 05 blossom end side
 
Thursday, September 28 View Page
Sidewiew 438
 
Thursday, September 28 View Page
The other side of 438.
 
Sunday, October 1 View Page
This was the pumpkins on the Swedish weighoff.
 
Sunday, October 1 View Page
At third place came Lars Örnskov (Eagelwood on BP) 883 lbs
 
Sunday, October 1 View Page
At second place came Peter Kjellberg on 945 lbs.
 
Sunday, October 1 View Page
And the winner was myself, on 536 kg or 1180 lbs. The pumpkin has lost 12 lbs on two weeks since i weiged it at the first time.
 
Sunday, October 1 View Page
This was my other big one one the 438 Lilja -05 its name are now 990 lilja -06. it was 6,8 % light. the correct est weight was 1058 lbs. I must had meusured it real wrong last time excuse me.
 
Sunday, October 1 View Page
I also weiged my other pumpkin that was one meter behind the big one on the 1353 plant it was est 641 lbs and weiged 582,6 lbs 9% light.
 
Sunday, October 22 View Page
The fall has come to Sweden to, and i have been starting to prepare for next season by digging down the vines.
 
Sunday, October 22 View Page
More vines buried in the middle there the mainvines of some real huge pumpkins will be next year i hope.
 
Sunday, October 22 View Page
The planting hole is filled with pumpkinflesh.
 
Sunday, October 22 View Page
I also starting to take out the seeds of my pumpkins but the biggist one i have left in Ludwigsburg at the European Pumpkinchampionship and will proberbly not have my seeds back from it before December. So everyone that has requsted for seeds have to wait till christmas.
 
Sunday, October 22 View Page
This is top three in Ludwigburg, mine is in the middle.
 
Monday, October 30 View Page
This is a pumpkin from my own plant from last year (357 Lilja -05) its uow weight is 236 kg or 519 lbs its not so bad for growing only with the main root in the end of my big patch and every other root was on the "grassmatt" i also got one more pumpkin on the same plant at 218 kg or 480 lbs. Last years pumpkin 357 Lilja -06 was an open pollinated 497 Langevin (1458 Whittier x 898 Knauss) that i had digged down in the soil last year, and has selfgerminated.
 

 

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