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Click on a thumbnail picture below to see the full size version. 46 Entries.
Wednesday, March 14 View Page
My line-up this year (2007).
 
Sunday, March 25 View Page
This is the 1502-seed wich I filed, opened up and soaked today.
 
Monday, March 26 View Page
The 1502 24 hours after the filing and soaking.
 
Friday, March 30 View Page
The 1502, 5 days old.
 
Sunday, April 1 View Page
The 1502, 7 days old and today planted in the green house.
 
Wednesday, April 4 View Page
10 days old.
 
Monday, April 9 View Page
15 days old.
 
Saturday, April 14 View Page
20 days old.
 
Thursday, April 19 View Page
25 days old.
 
Thursday, April 19 View Page
55 days old, and soon entering the weighing board.
 
Friday, April 20 View Page
Here's a pic when I last year produced the weighing board. It's upside down and I'm welding something on it.
 
Wednesday, April 25 View Page
The 1502, 60 days old. Today I pollinated the first fruit, growing 6,6 meters/ 22 feet out on the main vine. I use the 998 Pukos as pollinator. As you can see the stem is extremely short.
 
Sunday, April 29 View Page
The 1502, 35 days old. In the foregrund you can se the 998 Pukos, and unfortunately the stump is broken. I will try and use it as pollinator. The 958 Ciliberto seedling has been eaten by snails.
 
Friday, May 4 View Page
40 days old.
 
Monday, May 14 View Page
50 days old.
 
Friday, May 25 View Page
Here you can see the five lobes. The lobes are not as uniform as I would like them to be.
 
Wednesday, May 30 View Page
The 1502, 5 days old.
 
Monday, June 4 View Page
10 days old, and the circ is 59 cm/ 23,2".
 
Saturday, June 9 View Page
15 days old, and the weight is 26 kg/ 57 lbs. The circ is 135 cm/ 53".
 
Saturday, June 9 View Page
The plant and the pumpkin (15 days old).
 
Thursday, June 14 View Page
20 days old the weight is 79 kg/ 174 lbs. The circ is 210 cm/ 82,7". The pumpkin is growing on teflon, wich makes it slide easier (when growing).
 
Tuesday, June 19 View Page
25 days old, and the weight is 131 kg/ 289 lbs. The circ is 251 cm/ 98,8".
 
Tuesday, June 19 View Page
The stem side (25 days old).
 
Sunday, June 24 View Page
30 days old and the weight is 187 kg/ 412 lbs. The circ is 285 cm/ 112,2".
 
Friday, June 29 View Page
35 days old and the weight is 237 kg/ 522 lbs. The circ 311 cm/ 122,5".
 
Wednesday, July 4 View Page
Unfortunately I published the wrong pic and date. Here's the correct one: 40 days old the weight is 276 kg/ 608 lbs. At the pic you can see how I use a fan to dry the stem from rottening. The dark spot on the stem is the beginning of a rotten spot.
 
Saturday, July 7 View Page
40 days old the weight is 276 kg/ 608 lbs. At the pic you can see how I use a fan to dry the stem from rottening. The dark spot on the stem is beginning of a rotten spot.
 
Monday, July 9 View Page
45 days old, the weight is 306 kg/ 674 lbs. The growing speed is now extremely slow, and the bad weather seem to continue.
 
Saturday, July 14 View Page
50 days old, and the weigt is 333 kg/ 733,5 lbs. The circ is 357 cm/ 140,5", OTT 829 cm/ 326,4". The slow growing speed probably depends on two things: 1. The bad weather. 2. I think the pumpkin was overheated in the beginning. I normaly use a white blanket when I cover the pumpkin from the sun. I don't know why, but this year I used a dark blanket which overheated the pumpkin, and caused it to ripen to early. Every year I seem to learn something new.
 
Saturday, July 14 View Page
The stem side 50 days old.
 
Saturday, July 14 View Page
Plant and pumpkin.
 
Thursday, July 19 View Page
55 days old the weight is 354 kg/ 780 lbs. The circ 367 cm/ 144,5" and the OTT 847 cm/ 333,5". The weather is a little better now, but it's too late for my pumpkin.
 
Tuesday, July 24 View Page
The 1502, 60 days old. The weight is 370 kg/ 815 lbs. The circ 148" and the OTT 340".
 
Sunday, July 29 View Page
1502, 65 days old. The weight (on scales) is 388 kg/ 854,6 lbs. The circ 150" and the OTT 344".
 
Friday, August 3 View Page
70 days old the weight is 401 kg/ 883 lbs. Circ 152" OTT 348".
 
Wednesday, August 8 View Page
1502, stem side. 75 days old the weight on scales is 415 kg/ 914 lbs. Circ 153,5" OTT 351".
 
Monday, August 13 View Page
1502, 80 days old the weight on scales is 432 kg/ 952 lbs. Circ 155" OTT 354".
 
Saturday, August 18 View Page
1502, 85 days old the weight on scales is 440 kg/ 969 lbs. Circ 156" OTT 356,5".
 
Thursday, August 23 View Page
1502, 90 days old the weight on scales is 447 kg/ 985 lbs. Circ 157" OTT 358".
 
Tuesday, August 28 View Page
My daughter Sara and the 1502 Wallace. 95 days old the weight on scales is 455 kg/ 1002 lbs. Circ 158" OTT 360".
 
Sunday, September 2 View Page
Happy hundred, dear pumpkin! Today the weight is 465 kg/ 1024 lbs. Circ 159" OTT 362".
 
Friday, September 7 View Page
105 days old the weight on scales is 476 kg/ 1048,5 lbs. Circ 160" OTT 364,5".
 
Wednesday, September 12 View Page
110 days old the weight is 484 kg/ 1066 lbs. Circ 160,6" OTT 366,5".
 
Monday, September 17 View Page
The pic from yesterday when my competitor Anders Lilja (Lilja sweden) visit me and my pumkin. The weight today, 115 days old, 494 kg/ 1088 lbs. Circ 161,6” OTT 369”.
 
Saturday, September 22 View Page
The 1502 is today 120 days old and I won't weigh the pumpkin anymore until the Swedish weigh-off on Saturday (Sept 29). It will be interesting to see if it weighs more or less than 500 kg/ 1100 lbs. I will follow it only with my indicator-clock, just to check that it keeps increasing about 1 kg/ 2 lbs per 24 hours. The clock moves half a round per 24 hours, which is about 1 mm of increase of the diameter. The clock only moves on daytime, it’s starts at about 10.00 am and kip moving until about 15.00 pm. Rest of the time it’s standing still
 
Thursday, September 27 View Page
125 days old, I cut the 1502 off. Thanks to the fact that I grew it on a weing board, I could easily move the pumpkin out of the patch with the help of an iron-bar lever and two long steel tubes. In a way it’s pity, it would been interesting to see how many more days it could have grown.
 

 

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