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Reed's Birds and Bees

Savage, MN

Anyone have any good marrows going or did anyone have one hit the scales yet? I personally got a pretty good one on for my first year (I think). Probably 50ish pounds.

9/11/2019 9:50:37 PM

Dutch Brad


From what I hear you will need close to 200lbs to win this year. That being said, I don't have any big ones, just a few I grew for seeds which are now about 100lbs.

9/12/2019 2:40:44 AM

Reed's Birds and Bees

Savage, MN

Im not expecting to win. I just think its cool that mine is as big as it is.

9/12/2019 7:09:48 AM

Porkchop(team sLamMer)

Central NY

Awesome reeds!...something very special about your first time you try any of these giant veggie categories.....she still growin?....save me some seeds!!

9/12/2019 8:30:31 AM

Dutch Brad


Just checked mine. All three split at the stems.
90 lbs (grown as a pollinator on a vacant lot)
109 lbs
132 lbs
Almost no seeds in the two small ones.

9/12/2019 10:46:04 AM


Plattsburgh, NY

Mine will probably weigh 35 or so pounds. I need to improve the sunlight/tree shade where I grew the marrow. I also could have done a lot more for the plant. BUT, I enjoyed it, so I expect to do better next year.

9/12/2019 1:25:12 PM

wile coyote

St. Paul, Minnesota

Porkchop, I can send you some of my seeds.

9/12/2019 1:30:48 PM

Reed's Birds and Bees

Savage, MN

Porkchop I think she's growing slowly. I'll for sure save some seeds for you.

9/12/2019 4:19:13 PM

Porkchop(team sLamMer)

Central NY


9/12/2019 7:03:29 PM

Chris L


Weighed my biggest and also split one unofficially at 122 lbs. from the 220 Baggs. Hoping to get at least one to a weigh-off this year.

9/12/2019 7:34:43 PM


Lake Oswego, OR

Had a 75 pounder crack up. I've learned that you can't pollinate these early like pumpkins. Good lesson...still have a few going.

9/12/2019 10:22:44 PM

Dutch Brad


Figure out your weigh-off date and then go back about 7 weeks (max. 8) and that is your pollination date.
If it gets too cold in September, cover up the marrow (ideally the whole plant).

9/13/2019 2:58:19 AM

Dutch Brad


Chris, that is too bad. That would have been the new Canadian record.

9/13/2019 3:00:30 AM

John Cabot Trail

Nova Scotia

I do not know what the present Canadian record is but I saw in 2014 Fred Ansems weigh in a dark green marrow at the Glad Gardens weigh off that weighed 145 lbs. I believe the results are listed on the AVGVG page.

9/13/2019 1:03:20 PM

Dutch Brad


Thanks John. That would be the Canadian record. The record listed on the gvgo site is 105.2 lbs.

9/14/2019 3:31:47 AM

Dorset Farmers - MarkB

Dorset UK

It doesn't matter what you think your marrow weighs until it's on the scale!! Chances are if you got a big un she'll split before you get her to the scales lol .i haven't been taking any measurements or tracking growth rates but all mine are upwards of 120 lbs.

9/14/2019 11:04:35 AM

G. Kins

Catinthehat, WA

I weighed one at 57.5 lbs it was dmg and a dq for orange but oh well. I want to see if I can do better on the weight. They're not hard to grow to no harder than a field kin but yeah it did split on me. I chose the wrong one to keep. I want to try them again.

9/30/2019 5:54:54 AM

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