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Kuebiko

nowthen

What's everyone's plan for orange in 2018?

12/4/2017 6:20:22 PM

bnot

Somewhere, Mn

Still trying to decide on how many pumpkins I will have next year. If I grow orange it will probably be my 1109. I was really impressed with the glow orange that Mike Haan weighed with that seed at the Anoka weigh off.

12/4/2017 6:27:20 PM

SmallTownUSA

Alexandria, Indiana

1044 Gansert and 781 Engel

12/4/2017 7:38:23 PM

Linus Van Pelt (Engel Orange)

Menomonie, WI (mail@gr8pumpkin.net)

673 Engel and ? maybe 359 Foss, Maybe wizzy's 359 x 2009 cross. To early to tell yet. Maybe the 1200est Engel again to see what she can really produce.

12/4/2017 8:24:13 PM

Iowegian

Anamosa, IA BPIowegian@aol.com

My 1047, a selfed 359 Foss. Some Engel orange and WiZZy's orange cross.

12/4/2017 8:30:42 PM

Kuebiko

nowthen

Bnot...I was going to plant the 555 but seeds are unavailable so I will be planting the 1109 along with some unproven orange

12/4/2017 10:25:20 PM

Orangeneck (Team Big-N-Orange)

Berks County PA where we grow orange pumpkins

1146 Snyder
735 Gerhardt
811 Gerhardt

12/4/2017 10:35:06 PM

agteacher

Princeville, IL

Plan on planting a bunch again this year but of my own 2017 seeds I will give the 668 uow House ( 1317 Clementz x 1385.5 H/J) and 681 uow House ( 1290 Poirier x 359 Foss) a special spot

12/5/2017 9:04:54 AM

cachekin

Millville, UT

I am going with my 1278 and give it some real attention. Some how I grew my 803 Utah HD winner this year with it in a 12x12 ft patch of tilled clay in my front yard.

12/5/2017 10:54:00 AM

agteacher

Princeville, IL

Of course I will have Engel, Gansert, Young, Karkos and Gerhardt seeds. Can't miss with these masters of orange. Hope to also have a 575 Wolf if I can get one at auction. There are a lot of really good seeds available out there. Would love to plant then all but I don't even have time to plant all my own seeds.

12/5/2017 11:58:10 AM

Andy H

Yarmouth, Nova Scotia

One or two of my own for sure

http://www.bigpumpkins.com/Diary/DiaryViewOne.asp?eid=284443

and one or two yet to be named. There are so many good choices.

12/5/2017 2:13:53 PM

Ron Rahe (uncron1@hotmail.com)

Cincinnati,OH

359.5 House 16.
248 Rahe 17. grown from 359.5 House and crossed with 699 Rahe
http://www.bigpumpkins.com/Diary/DiaryViewOne.asp?eid=283681
699 Rahe 15 grew 677 Rahe 17 + 10%
http://www.bigpumpkins.com/Diary/DiaryViewOne.asp?eid=284101

12/5/2017 7:17:00 PM

Ron Rahe (uncron1@hotmail.com)

Cincinnati,OH

555 Haan, a real looker
http://www.bigpumpkins.com/Diary/DiaryViewOne.asp?eid=284559

12/5/2017 7:27:20 PM

Ron Rahe (uncron1@hotmail.com)

Cincinnati,OH

Bnot not much genetic info on your 1109. Please add the info to pumpkinfanatic, looks like a selfed line.

12/5/2017 7:36:49 PM

Frank4

Rhode Island

Looks like these are the Contenders 1059 Vincent - 359 Foss 1090 Gansert and 1447 Clements/ Help me out here I have 2 spots / and need a Poll.

12/5/2017 8:09:30 PM

bnot

Somewhere, Mn

555 Haan was grown from the 1109. I transfered nearly all my seeds from the 1109 to the St Croix Growers Association. Joe Ailts started about twenty plants from my seed to give out to growers. Mike told me he lost his plants..and got a seedling from Joe. When I visited the Anoka weighoff..there was one pumpkin that I could not take my eye off from. When I found talked to the other growers and found out the story I was really surprised. Last year I did not try to grow orange...maybe this year I will try to see what I can get out of the 1109. I only know reports of 3 1109's..Spireite in the UK, Frostbite in International Falls and Mike Haan. The seeds has tossed 1-3 for HD. I have had one request for 1109 seeds...that leaves me 7 seeds left. Ron...do you have any seeds from the 555..Kuebico was saying that seeds were unavailable. The 555 was selfed also, that would be the next generation of selfed seeds...this seeds should be getting to be pure beauty orange....it will be up to grower skill to get them big.

12/5/2017 8:36:38 PM

Kuebiko

nowthen

The 555 went on display at a event and unfortunately was tossed including seeds afterwards. Just another example of people not holding up their end of the bargain. This happens all to often when selling or renting your pumpkins for display. I suggest those that are going to do this, get something in writing.

12/5/2017 10:33:13 PM

matt-man

Rapid City, SD

1385 h/j and 1059 v/m

12/6/2017 2:56:57 PM

spudder

@ Frank4

1059 without a doubt .Would be a shame to see one in 10 yrs. that did not get planted

12/6/2017 4:37:25 PM

bnot

Somewhere, Mn

I would caution the growers that win a 1059 seed at auction...they may not look pretty when you receive them. With great care..you can get them to sprout. They may have green streaks on the seeds, and they may cracks. This is one of the ultimate HD seeds. I am not sure how these seeds were harvested...but they will show their age. This is one of the oldest, best HD potential genetics there is. If you do try to sprout one of these old beauties..give it your best effort. There are not many left.

12/6/2017 5:55:03 PM

VTJohn

Jericho Vermont

Our 907 is a 1059 selfed and has grown a couple of HDs and is a much newer seed to germ. We still have a few left if anyone is interested.

12/6/2017 6:11:46 PM

Frank4

Rhode Island

Thanks Guys

12/6/2017 7:56:08 PM

Kuebiko

nowthen

Was there any that stood out this year?
Also wondering if 1385, 2106, 2307 produced anything worth while this year. Tried looking on here and pumpkin fanatic but came up with very little.

12/6/2017 11:07:21 PM

farmergal

New England

planning to grow either the 993 V/M or my own 692 Arnold (HD Winner 2017)

12/7/2017 8:17:17 AM

Jay Yohe

Pittsburgh, PA

Quinn Werner won Altoona with a 1676 pound pumpkin that was grown from a 1385 Howell/Jolivette.

12/7/2017 8:42:56 PM

Anoka Halloween

Anoka, MN

Jay...did it go orange like 2106?

12/7/2017 9:12:43 PM

Andy H

Yarmouth, Nova Scotia

No disrespect intended, some of the posts are representative of true orange, some are not. Choosing a seed with proven parents/grandparents on both sides is a better bet than going for a big a$$ fruit with questionable lineage. The classics- which consistently produce HDA potential are the way to go. Any pumpkin can go orange, their respective offspring almost always reveal their true potential. I won't bother to list the giant duds that failed to deliver, rather go with the ones that either delivered or were crossed with ones that delivered. Just my 2 cents.

12/7/2017 10:28:40 PM

Anoka Halloween

Anoka, MN

The dark horse....you can find/create new lineage instead of breeding out the same lines

12/8/2017 8:05:27 AM

Jay Yohe

Pittsburgh, PA

Very orange and very pretty. Picture can be found on PGPGA.com website. I also grew a 1385 but it did not have the deep orange like Mr Beard or Quinn’s had. I lost my fruit on my 1044 Gansert plant at 300 pounds. It was very orange and had a nice shape to it.

12/8/2017 2:11:21 PM

jlindley

NE Arkansas

I'm growing the 1059 and ?

12/10/2017 3:12:54 PM

Don And Jeanne

Middleton Ma

So I am joining the orange club hope you all don’t mind. I know you don’t because I can see the friendship you all share. So my choice is my 925 Eisenhaur it has a lot of promise I think but we shall see. Hoping to add a nice bright orange pollinator to it. A work in progress

12/10/2017 9:28:50 PM

jlindley

NE Arkansas

What are yalls thoughts on the 2230 x 1059 and reverse cross?

12/19/2017 1:04:04 PM

Orangeneck (Team Big-N-Orange)

Berks County PA where we grow orange pumpkins

Is this a hypothetical question or is this cross already out there? Because you will probably get a nice pretty pumpkin on the 1059 plant and a turd only a mother could live off the 2230. I’ve tried crazier ideas but I think that is the most likely outcome. So best be sure the 2230 goes huge and the 1059 does what it does.

12/20/2017 8:27:31 PM

jlindley

NE Arkansas

Well there have been alot of really orange kins from the 2230 Wallace that have won the HDA... just thought adding the 1059 may give it more orange...

12/20/2017 10:14:45 PM

Linus Van Pelt (Engel Orange)

Menomonie, WI (mail@gr8pumpkin.net)

There have also been a lot of pale white or salmon off the 2230, so I would not say it is a huge gamble to think it will grow orange

12/21/2017 7:46:24 AM

Ternus

Eastern Nebraska

New to the AG world, but giving it my best shot. Grew some generic AG seeds last year and learned a lot. Got all the highs and lows as I've read from many others on the site, all in one year. Going with a 907 Young, and probably a couple more from Young as well. Ready for another wild ride, and head-shakes from the wife. But the joy on the kids faces makes the effort completely worth it.

12/21/2017 9:00:49 AM

Frank4

Rhode Island

Very True Ternus , I love seeing the kids faces/

12/23/2017 10:03:02 AM

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