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Morgantown, WV

Well folks, it's September and you should be well on your way to some color by now if you're gonna have a chance. Everyone still happy with their picks this year? Been seeing some bright ones!

Good luck to all, and let's hear which seeds are doing the best for you this year.

9/8/2017 2:17:48 PM

KC Kevin

Mission Viejo, CA

The 1916 Barron produced a very nice Orange for me. Not the symmetrical shape, but the trade off is its larger than I ever grew. There's also a decent chance it will go heavy. And next year look out. Crossed with the 777 Young??? This is going to be an exciting seed to grow. For me anyway!

9/8/2017 3:41:10 PM

Jay Yohe

Pittsburgh, PA

1044 Gansert produced a nice orange pumpkin for me but she crapped out on me and went down due to a hole near her stem.

9/8/2017 3:46:30 PM


Anamosa, IA BPIowegian@aol.com

The 288 Buglio gave me the great orange color I expected, but shape isn't what I hoped for. Some of that could be the fact that I scraped it when young. I crossed it with my 748 and won't be afraid to grow it next year. The 748 went down to bugs. My 1074 couldn't get one set on the main, weather related but has 4 smaller orange kins on secondaries and tertiaries. I will grow the 1047 next year.

9/8/2017 6:10:12 PM

andy W

Western NY

Our 575 continues to be a great producer.

9/8/2017 9:58:51 PM

Henry-the giant pumpkin grower

Topsfield, MA

The 1223.5 AMAZING pumpkin!! I've got a bright orange one right now on the vine!

9/8/2017 10:15:58 PM



97,4 Ressel 16 produced a nice orange pumpkin this year

9/10/2017 2:38:28 AM


Morgantown, WV

Great to hear! Got most of the color and shape I was after on the 2016 this year. 631 and 982 Trychta are both performing well their first year out for me. I rarely ever sprout the same seeds twice, but either one could get a second year in the patch.

1912 Carter had the color early on, and I loved the shape, but I don't know how I feel about the whole stuck blossom issue... not many seeds in that one, but I did get some, so time will tell...

9/10/2017 6:28:58 AM

Orangeneck (Team HAMMER)

Eastern Pennsylvania

Just updated my diary. Ive grown a lot of orange pumpkins over the years but I must say that this one reigns supreme! 1144 Snyder x 705 debacco.

9/10/2017 7:50:08 PM


Morgantown, WV

I must say Jim, I'd like to be in line for seeds this year. My 631 is off the 705 DeBacco, and I like what comes off of it. Coupled with the gorgeous Snyder, gonna be a good one for sure! Lemme know if you wanna swap.

Gotta be some more beauties out there, let's take the sheets off and see what you got :)

9/10/2017 8:44:15 PM

Smallmouth (Team Ozark)


That is one hell of a nice orange pkn, Jimmy G. I culled my 1146 over another plant. Headbang

9/11/2017 8:32:53 AM

Big City Grower (Team Green Gro)


The 800 est. McMullen would have been a real nice orange kin if the hail didn't tear her up to all ya orange growers might be one to look into for next year.

9/11/2017 8:49:01 AM

Peace, Wayne

Owensboro, Ky.

Dustin, good news & bad. Lost 3 of 5 plants early, due to improper care. Two left & one is 982 Trychta...odd shape & only 400#'s or so & odd shape, but she is a beauty...bright orange w/ the spots. Beautiful!! 2nd is a 1756 V/M & approx the same size. Half of it is also a sorta Kul orange color, the shaded side is still sorta whitish...but uncovered now, and hoping it orange's up b/4 Saturday. Thanks for the 982 seeds, and can't wait till Saturday at Robert's Family Farm in Guston KY. Peace, Wayne

9/12/2017 1:02:49 PM



Hey Dustin, I got a 1474 Clementz that looks pretty good yet,remember I posted in early Aug bout a split forming, while after MobyMike showed me how to split the stem, it has grown bout 800 + LBS since, plan on bringing it to Cedarburg,Wi., this wknd. its got good deep orange color and deep ribs, also got a 1626 D. Gantner with even better color possibly bound for Nekoosa,wis. in October

9/12/2017 3:35:50 PM


Morgantown, WV

Glad to hear you stuck with it Gusto, Mike is a hell of a grower, he helped keep me on track this year as well.

Wayne, good to hear she's still alive, thanks for giving her a try :) Mother wasn't the most aggressive plant out there, nor are the children this year, but both plants here are oozing orange right now.

Gary, trade me some 800 EST for some Petunia?

9/12/2017 4:35:31 PM

Glenoma Kins

Southwest WA

1929.5 Barlow went orange for me. Not brilliant orange but definitely orange... 994 Garafano looks like it's going to have good color too. These both have 2K parents on both sides. So big and orange does exist. These were good plants I'd recommend them.

9/13/2017 2:47:43 PM

Glenoma Kins

Southwest WA

In fact I have a 1047 Barlow half squash half 2034 Barlow (parent of the 1929.5) which is also orange. Not brilliant orange but considering it was a squash one generation ago... must have gotten orange from the 2034 Barlow!

9/13/2017 2:54:22 PM

Glenoma Kins

Southwest WA

Focusing on the Howard Dill though... Yes 1223.5 Gansert is beautiful orange but plant is small (small leaves, vines) and pumpkin has always been small. I'm probably the only person who got one with genes for small stature.

334 House would be my top seed to recommend... Very nice color, good shape, very nice plant until damaged by moles. It did not abort the fruit even with a lot of mole damage.

229 Boyd and 1109 Borgers didn't really get a fair shot but I would have no regrets about trying them again... Both very small but very orange with good shape they were in what turned out to be the worst patches but they did better than others...

9/13/2017 3:35:35 PM

Big City Grower (Team Green Gro)


Cross is 800 x 1625. Email me Dustin

9/13/2017 9:05:02 PM


Dixon, Illinois

I am not happy and only one about 50 pounds. Last year I grow a pumpkin to 135 pounds so I expect to beat my personal best this year but not this year! Cold May, hot & dry June, lot of rain in July and very dry in August and this month. I noticed that I grow about 8 or 10 pumpkins to about 8 inch long then it became rotten! Why is that? What caused this?

9/19/2017 3:15:30 PM

Glenoma Kins

Southwest WA

Deficiency... Not enough water or nutrients getting into the plant near the pumpkin! It's genetic too some plants set easily and others abort easily.

9/19/2017 6:02:03 PM

Glenoma Kins

Southwest WA

More consistent water and more fertilizer. Keep the nitrogen moderate and everything else high and the chance of a good result will be higher. Keep trying and good luck!

9/19/2017 6:16:45 PM


Dixon, Illinois

If need lot of water .... you pour water in main root or all over the plant? Thanks!

9/21/2017 10:58:32 AM


Anamosa, IA BPIowegian@aol.com

Illinois, you described the weather here. Made growing real tough.

For watering, give it to the whole plant. The vine roots down at each leaf and those roots need water too.

Pumpkins aborting at 8" can be caused by high temperatures at pollination, nutrient deficiency, too much nitrogen or other factors. A good soil test would either confirm or rule out nutrient problems.

9/21/2017 4:12:38 PM

Engel's Great Pumpkins and Carvings

Menomonie, WI (mail@gr8pumpkin.net)

1374 ENGEL produced beautiful as always
1200 est ENGEL is really starting to impress me

Word has it there is a really nice 1374 on the west coast.

9/21/2017 8:32:23 PM


Dixon, Illinois

Iowegian....Thanks for information and it make sense!

9/24/2017 7:45:49 AM


Slate River,Ont. Canada

Very happy with the 1512 Butler. Nice colour , shape and pushing 700 lbs.

9/28/2017 11:24:05 AM


Morgantown, WV


Keep growin' the glow everybody!

9/28/2017 5:41:46 PM

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