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How do you know your pumpkin is done? Just by no new measured growth? Color change?if no growth, how long til rot?

8/12/2019 4:09:03 PM

big moon

Bethlehem CT

Often times they are already rotting on the inside. It is just a matter of time before it surfaces somewhere on the pumpkin. The flies and fruit flies will be aware of the situation before you are. Once in a blue moon they do stop growing and there is nothing wrong internally. In those cases, the pumpkin will last for as long as any other pumpkin.

8/12/2019 8:22:34 PM

big moon

Bethlehem CT

I am sorry, Enzo I didn't read your question properly. To answer your question. They are done growing when measurable growth comes to a halt. Some may argue that they are still adding weight internally though. In general it is smart to leave your pumpkin on the vine as long as possible. Every ounce can help in a weigh-off. One time I tied with another grower.... to the ounce! Color change and physical appearance do give an indication of a pumpkin's age but it does not let you know if the pumpkin is done growing or not. I have heard of growers that were still measuring pumpkin growth at 80-90 days old. A healthy 'Atlantic Giant' pumpkin can last for many months if kept inside during the winter. I have had a pumpkin make it until spring the following year. I would recommend washing the pumpkin with soap and water or a 10 percent bleach solution to increase the likelihood of a long storage life.

8/13/2019 1:36:09 PM



Thanks for the info,

8/13/2019 8:08:24 PM



Weigh in today, 607 I’m happy with that for 1st year!

8/18/2019 9:10:45 PM

Farmer Brown (Chris Brown)

Nowthen, Minnesota

Congrats on your first Giant!!!

8/18/2019 11:36:45 PM



8/19/2019 4:47:15 AM



Thanks, now on to next year and would like a 1000# lol

8/19/2019 5:40:29 AM


Central Illinois

Good job

8/19/2019 7:56:15 AM

Porkchop(team sLamMer)

Mohawk valley ny

Lol Enzo...that’s called pumpkin fever...great job!

8/19/2019 8:59:56 AM


Hillsboro, il

607 what a good first year. my first year svb killed me 38.2 lbs and

8/21/2019 7:40:52 PM

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