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Click on a thumbnail picture below to see the full size version. 48 Entries.
Thursday, April 14 View Page
Starting the season off with a home run! 100% germination. I've started: (4) 1184 Swenson (2051 Marshall x 1989 Daletas) & (2) 1883 Bayuk (Tiger king x self)
 
Friday, April 15 View Page
Planning on getting these planted out in the next couple weeks.... shout-out to Art Kaczenski for giving me 1,100 Sq ft on his property to grow 2 plants. 1,000 lbs or bust! (Orange too?)
 
Friday, April 15 View Page
Photo
 
Friday, April 15 View Page
Forgot how to post on this site!! Back on track... planting these in 2 weeks....ish.
 
Sunday, April 17 View Page
Soil at Art's house is phenomenal... I'm not used to this... is someone chopping onions? My eyes are getting sweaty lol
 
Sunday, April 17 View Page
This is where I'll be growing two 550 Sq ft plants. This is the patch Art grew his 1727 lber in, two years ago.
 
Monday, April 18 View Page
Four 1184s on the left, two 1883s on the right. Going in the patch within 10-12 days.
 
Tuesday, April 19 View Page
In case you were wondering.... this is what a 10 day old seedling in a paper towel looks like lol. Stunted but with an awesome root structure....
 
Tuesday, April 19 View Page
Replaced the worst looking 1184 because, why not. It's early.
 
Tuesday, April 19 View Page
Also after 5 years of tests -> if you get faster germination rates in paper towels....you're doing spil wrong - don't dig them up! Soil has always been about 24 hours faster for me (from. Filing to cotyledon stage)
 
Friday, April 22 View Page
Some filtered sunlight on some of the better looking starts I've ever had!
 
Friday, April 22 View Page
Today's the day. Planted 4/22/22 :) Good luck everyone!!
 
Tuesday, June 14 View Page
Huge congrats to Henry Swenson for breaking the world record on a butternut, Guiness proves it lol.
 
Tuesday, June 14 View Page
Huge congrats to Henry Swenson for breaking the world record on a butternut, Guiness proves it lol.
 
Tuesday, June 21 View Page
Will this let me post? Testing..
 
Tuesday, June 21 View Page
Last picture wouldn't upload but here's another shot. Pollination yesterday 1184 x 2469 17 secondaries behind this fruit
 
Tuesday, June 21 View Page
Both plants are cruising, photo is from last week.
 
Friday, June 24 View Page
Topsfield is gonna be epic.
 
Friday, June 24 View Page
Topsfield is gonna be epic.
 
Friday, June 24 View Page
1184 x 2469. Long boy.
 
Friday, June 24 View Page
Tissue tests in the next couple weeks, so far loving the health of the plants.
 
Tuesday, June 28 View Page
First pollination on the 1184 was a dud, got another set today around 18 feet out, crossed with the 2183 Mendi. 22 secondaries behind it. Plant looks pretty good.
 
Tuesday, June 28 View Page
Another petty 4-lober
 
Tuesday, June 28 View Page
Some minor leaf burn during the heat yesterday on the kaczenski plant, but this thing is still a beast!! The secondaries are some of the thickest vines I've ever seen on a plant this size. Pollinating this soon...
 
Sunday, July 3 View Page
Huh? Maybe this explains why I was "unfriended" for suggesting a larger record existed?
 
Sunday, July 3 View Page
Anyways... the 649 got pollinated yesterday with the 1184. Here's the plant.
 
Sunday, July 3 View Page
Here's the 1 day old pumpkin.
 
Sunday, July 3 View Page
Here's the 1184 plant. About 600 Sq ft.
 
Sunday, July 3 View Page
Here's the 5 day old fruit.
 
Sunday, July 3 View Page
5 day old is 1184 Swenson x 2183 Mendi.
 
Monday, July 4 View Page
Happy 4th of July
 
Wednesday, July 6 View Page
Day 4 on the 649 x 1184
 
Wednesday, July 6 View Page
1184 plant with 8 day old fruit. This pumpkin is slower to start but the plant is doing well.
 
Saturday, July 9 View Page
Dap 7 649 x 1184 Howard dill pumpkin I guess wants to go for size too...
 
Saturday, July 9 View Page
Plant is kickass
 
Saturday, July 9 View Page
Patch almost full :)
 
Sunday, July 10 View Page
Day 8 has me shook
 
Sunday, July 10 View Page
Swenson plant, kin day 12
 
Saturday, July 16 View Page
The pumpkins got names! "Missy" (649 kaczenski x 1184 swenson) - DAP 14
 
Saturday, July 16 View Page
"Rose" (1184 Swenson x 2183 mendi) - DAP 18
 
Monday, July 18 View Page
Day 20 on Missy. First 21 lb gain.
 
Monday, July 18 View Page
rose** for the last post
 
Monday, July 18 View Page
Day 16 on Missy. Should be over 100 lbs around day 18
 
Monday, July 25 View Page
"Rose" (white pumpkin) is 27 days old and averaged 35.5 lbs per day while we were out of town for the last few days...
 
Monday, July 25 View Page
"Missy" (orange pumpkin) is 23 days old and has averaged 22.5 lbs per day. She should be 200 lbs tomorrow.
 
Tuesday, July 26 View Page
Plant is slowly darkening up, day 28 this morning.
 
Monday, August 1 View Page
Picture from 2 days ago. "Rose" 1184 x 2183
 
Saturday, August 6 View Page
39 days old
 

 

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