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The paton guys have this 2600 opp pumpkin.
Do you guys think there is a new WR this year?

Maybe there are other guys with a similar pumpkin?

8/10/2022 5:17:07 PM




8/10/2022 5:17:23 PM

KC Kevin

Mission Viejo, CA

It's still doing close to 20 lbs per day for gosh sake! I think it's safe to say it's a new WR if it gets to the scale!! Go Go Go Go Go !!!!

8/10/2022 5:35:49 PM



You never know whats out there.And the folks sitting on a giant got to sweat what it weighs.I'll put $100 that there no other 519 inchers out there.We got7/8 weeks to go. Part of the excitement.

8/10/2022 5:41:11 PM



You never know whats out there.And the folks sitting on a giant got to sweat what it weighs.I'll put $100 that there no other 519 inchers out there.We got7/8 weeks to go. Part of the excitement.

8/10/2022 5:44:00 PM


Lodi, California

They're probably going to run out of ott on the chart before they harvest. There is a formula for calculating weight though so I guess they can just plop that into excel. Not that the chart is all that accurate on the tail end, almost every pumpkin over 2200lbs seems to go heavy.

I don't think it's just going to be a world record, I think it's going to be over 3000lbs. Very exciting stuff, good job and keep it going

8/10/2022 6:59:00 PM


Torrance, Ca.

I don't think there's anything out there tapping 519 ott just like Joe said!!

Is that even legal to have your pumpkin tape over 500 inches? lol


8/10/2022 7:20:45 PM


Salem, Ohio USA

Should go 5% heavy. Already a WR. Best of luck bringing her to the finish line. Prediction: Will tape 3000# and go 5% heavy. 3152# Thanks to Quinn Werner for producing the 1885 Werner seed.

8/11/2022 3:52:24 AM

Gerald UK

Watlington, UK

I'll be at the weigh off and will post here as it happens. I might try a livestream on FB if I can work out how to do it. Exciting times!

8/11/2022 4:13:18 AM


Cheshire Ma USA

I don't think anyone else has one over 500 inches, yet, but there is a lot of heavy hitters out there that a being very quiet about what they have, when that is happening they usually show up at the weigh offs with a monster.

8/11/2022 8:38:25 AM


Westmoreland, KS

Unreal I think they have a shot at several over 2500 pounds!

8/11/2022 10:12:27 AM


Orange!! Nuff said.

8/11/2022 4:03:21 PM

Little Kins

Grittyville, WA

Latest side view the shape looks like its sister kin, the 2702.9 Cutrupi.

Time for a joke:

What did Jack O'Lantern say about the big, curvey 1885 Werner sisters?

..."Hubbard, hubbard!"

8/11/2022 4:49:22 PM


Syracuse, NY

Grid, you are un'toppable! eg

8/12/2022 4:07:08 AM

Giant Pumpkins NZ

Hamilton - New Zealand

Exciting times indeed. What's the date for the weigh off for the Patons?

8/13/2022 1:52:43 AM

Sam H

East Sussex, UK

8th of October, assuming they will save their big one for their own weigh-off.

8/15/2022 5:00:50 AM

Bubba Presley

Muddy Waters

Yes I agree with Algae & thanks to Pete for mailing the 1501 to Quinn Werner.

8/16/2022 8:55:31 AM

Bubba Presley

Muddy Waters

If the Patons do it. The 1885 will be worth $$$ 1,000.00 American.First seed to produce 2 world records back to back.I do believe. I could be wrong Back in the day it might have been done thinking the 500 to 1000 lb WR days.

8/16/2022 8:58:57 AM

Gerald UK

Watlington, UK

We should start a weight prediction thread

My guess 2999#

Then they have another incentive for next year ha

8/16/2022 4:45:08 PM




8/16/2022 8:02:30 PM


Torrance, Ca.

Here we go with the guessing,,,,,, 3005!

I can't believe I'm even guessing numbers like this! Its seems like only yesterday Ron hit the record of 1500!!!

8/16/2022 10:07:10 PM


Roseville CA

Why is every one thinking 3000 is the goal? What about 4000!

8/16/2022 11:33:36 PM

Little Kins

Grittyville, WA

2895.5... I am the worst guesser ever. But that would be a fun number to hit!

8/17/2022 12:14:04 AM


10 percent light or more i guess 2579

8/17/2022 1:10:16 AM

Tconway (BigStem)

Austin MN


8/17/2022 6:38:53 AM


Marshfield, Ma, USA


8/17/2022 6:47:53 AM


Mead, WA


8/17/2022 7:14:24 AM


Roseville CA

My official guess will be 3300

8/17/2022 9:36:07 AM

JABC2 (Jordan)

British Columbia, Canada


8/17/2022 11:05:36 AM

KC Kevin

Mission Viejo, CA


8/17/2022 11:10:33 AM

KC Kevin

Mission Viejo, CA

Is there a prize? There really should be a prize! How about a couple seeds to the winner? Ian? :D

8/17/2022 11:11:29 AM

Altitude (to)maters (Scott)



8/17/2022 1:37:25 PM

john boy



8/17/2022 2:15:24 PM


President - GPC


8/17/2022 2:20:21 PM

Captain 97

Stanwood, Washington

Their 2593 was estimating at 2060 on Day 70 and ended up estimating at 2431 that is an 18% increase from day 70 to weigh off. This year they are at 2607 on day 70 if they were to increase it by 18% they would hit the scales estimating at 3076 pounds. I am going to guess they go 5% heavy and end up weighing in at 3230.

8/17/2022 2:45:31 PM


Roseville CA

Maybe everyone participating has to throw in seed to the jackpot, and the winner gets all the seeds?

8/17/2022 5:53:12 PM

Soopr Sizr

Littleton, Colorado


8/17/2022 6:43:49 PM

KC Kevin

Mission Viejo, CA

Sankalp I love that idea

8/17/2022 7:26:11 PM

26 West

Urban Prior

3031 for me .

8/17/2022 8:36:34 PM


Roseville CA

So, how will this work? Should we email, or should I keep track of the people participating on a google doc?

8/17/2022 11:51:13 PM


Syracuse, NY

WiZ, we thought alike, lol---eg

8/18/2022 4:53:33 AM

Lew Dog

Lakeville, OH


8/18/2022 8:49:09 AM


Kutztown, PA


AND - Grid should get a prize for that joke though I cant think of what would be equitable. :)

8/18/2022 4:14:25 PM




8/19/2022 9:00:08 AM



Would be nice if the one who guessed right gets a seed from their WR Pumpkin :P

8/19/2022 9:01:12 AM


Salem, Ohio USA


8/19/2022 11:13:20 AM


Lodi, California

Tape 2850, 10% heavy, final weight 3135

8/19/2022 12:54:04 PM


Lodi, California

The chart can't account for these weights yet, and they all go heavy. The 2702 was probably in reality a bit light to chart, but ended up 6% heavy because the data is extrapolated to bigger fruit. Either way I think 3000lbs is very much within grasp

8/19/2022 12:56:51 PM


President - GPC

But itZ Orange.....

8/19/2022 1:27:04 PM


Honesdale, Pennsylvania

So was Andy Wolfzzzzz 2365 off of the 1885. 4% HEaVY

8/19/2022 2:36:14 PM

McMillin Giants

Salem Ohio


8/19/2022 3:53:07 PM


Honesdale, Pennsylvania


8/19/2022 3:56:30 PM


Southern Plains


8/19/2022 6:04:43 PM


Orient, Ohio


8/19/2022 7:36:58 PM

Dan Sutherland

Walla Walla Wa.


8/20/2022 12:12:35 AM

Dale M

Anchorage Alaska

not sure what the final weight will be , but I bet Ian and Stewie are anxious as hell and cant wait for the weigh off , I mean its only the biggest pumpkin potentially ever grown we are talking about,,lol.. no stress ....

8/20/2022 12:16:23 AM


Prairie Du Sac Wi

2798! :)

8/20/2022 7:30:57 AM


Torrance, Ca.

I have my biggest fruit I've ever grown Dale,, and its 1000 pounds less then theirs. I can't sleep at night because of the fight I have ahead of me getting her to the end.

If I was them, I'd probably have my wife hook up an IV bag and wait out the next month in bed. The only thing I'd do is check on vines, fans and whatever needed to get her to the end! lol

G0 Patons, GOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! Its been a long time coming!

8/20/2022 9:54:17 AM



Its all about the quest.I hope they get some sleep these next 50 days.Good Luck you two and please take lots of pictures(wnen you can get in there) so us wanna bes can see what a real pumpkin looks like.

8/20/2022 11:33:48 AM


Frankfort Ohio


8/20/2022 4:25:27 PM


Lodi, California

Wow measured 2731 today dap 80. Might have to increase my prediction...

8/20/2022 5:52:06 PM


Upper Strasburg, PA

10% heavy and it would already be over 3,000lbs.

8/20/2022 8:42:30 PM


Do not forget this post on the Aug.13th when showing the 1940. 4 sides by how many inches?

"All of these pumpkins have really sunk down into the soft ground so there’s always plenty of spare inches to be had at lifting."

8/20/2022 9:00:20 PM

Just Bill

Bottom of ohio


8/20/2022 9:05:10 PM

Spring is Coming

Neither Here Nor There

5.4 pounds a day over the last 50 days and it will tape 3k! Amazing... Think I can convince my wife to let me go to England for a pumpkin contest in 50 days?

8/21/2022 5:43:46 AM




8/21/2022 7:07:17 AM


Syracuse, NY

3333 - - - - eg

8/21/2022 4:00:22 PM


Midway, UT


8/22/2022 2:38:44 PM

Dawn, Suburban Gardener

Western Washington


8/22/2022 5:37:08 PM


Cheshire Ma USA


8/22/2022 5:48:48 PM

Captain 97

Stanwood, Washington

Going back to Ashton's comment about the chart not being accurate at the upper end, I put the GPC data into excel and sorted for OTT. There have been 13 Pumpkins over 485" OTT and they were all heavy to the chart and most of them significantly so. 11 of the 13 were at least 4% heavy. 9 of the 13 were at least 6% heavy and 4 of them were at least 10% heavy. The mean % to chart for Pumpkins measuring 485" or larger is 7.38% heavy.

If you increase the sample size to the top 100 Pumpkins by OTT measurement, you have a sample set including everything over 460". 80% of those have gone heavy to the chart. with the mean % to chart being 3.8% heavy.

Statistically the odds are in favor of the Patons pumpkin going heavier than the chart.

8/23/2022 7:09:19 PM

KC Kevin

Mission Viejo, CA

Captain!! That is good stuff right there.

8/24/2022 11:38:07 AM


Roseville CA

And guess what! Not a single pumpkin grown off the 1885, which was over 200 pounds went light, and the lightest one happened to be the 2365, which wend 4 percent heavy, which means that pumpkin will probably go at least 4% heavy.

8/24/2022 7:15:58 PM


Roseville CA

i mean 2000 pounds

8/24/2022 7:16:15 PM

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