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jlindley

NE Arkansas

So I wanna see what the orange lovers think is the best looking pumpkin grown in 2017. If you have a link to the picture of it that would be great to. That way we can all see some of the great orange kins from this past year.

12/10/2017 3:17:42 PM

Twinnie(Micheal)

Ireland

The 573.30 Sullivan has to be right in the mix. Really bright orange fruit. Grown from the 917 Sullivan 16.
https://twitter.com/GiantPumpkinsIE/status/917004712423165956

This line I believe will continue to produce nice orange fruit so hopefully we get some people in Europe, USA and Canada giving it a try next year.

12/10/2017 3:34:49 PM

VTJohn

Jericho Vermont

Jean Claude Derouin had a pretty one off of the 907 Young.
https://twitter.com/DEROUIN14867972

12/10/2017 4:07:48 PM

bnot

Oak Grove, Mn

I only went to three weighoffs this fall. If I had to pick the HD winner of the Minneapolis area from the 3 HD contenders it would be a difficult call. Here are two best in my mind that I saw in real.
http://www.bigpumpkins.com/Diary/DiaryViewOne.asp?eid=284559
http://www.bigpumpkins.com/Diary/DiaryViewOne.asp?eid=284342

It is somewhat unfortunately that they showed at different weighoffs..if I was the judge, I would have a hard time choosing. I would have to excuse myself because I might not be impartial. Do you get extra credit for growing cinderella.

Are you ready for some good friendly competition Shannon. Maybe this winter we can decide how to choose between two very good entries. I know you have seen both in real. You have a bit of partiality towards one and I have a bit a partiality towards the other. We need to keep the bears away from Kuebiko's patch and hopefully have 3 awesome entries to bring the award to a higher level.

12/10/2017 4:55:51 PM

Frank4

Rhode Island

You got to look at Norm Gansert (Abbynormal)
1090 HD Winner , I say its was the best this year. Just look in his diary.

12/10/2017 7:25:37 PM

spudder

here is a picture of the 546.5 Smitley, hd winner at the PGPGA Great Pumpkin Weigh-off. 1044 Gansert x 1817 Mcconkie.
Right up there with bnot's first pick.

http://pgpga.com/wo2017.htm

12/10/2017 7:41:28 PM

Engel's Great Pumpkins and Carvings

Menomonie, WI (mail@gr8pumpkin.net)

We will see next year... :) The 673 Engel was pretty, but it needed more size. It had color and symmetry.

12/10/2017 8:28:27 PM

agteacher

Princeville, IL

Lots of really pretty Orange pumpkins out there. Can't claim its the prettiest but entry 97 in my diary is a nice one. Like the 673 Engel it needs a little more size in today's Orange world.

12/10/2017 8:43:10 PM

Andy H

Yarmouth, Nova Scotia

I will echo Mr. House, mine was pretty but lacks the desired size. The genetics are beautiful.

http://www.bigpumpkins.com/Diary/DiaryViewOne.asp?eid=282947

12/10/2017 9:31:43 PM

Crawdad

Susquehanna,pa

Check out the Howard dill club on this site entry #7 the 812 Crawford grown from the 575 wolf

12/11/2017 9:35:15 PM

farmergal

New England

i think I am biased ;)

12/13/2017 7:55:03 AM

Peace, Wayne

Owensboro, Ky.

gal, biased is acceptable...tell us what you think! Peace, Wayne

12/14/2017 12:04:31 AM

Big T Hoff

Hadley Ny

Peace, if you check out her diary you will see why she is biased! I requested seeds.

12/14/2017 8:22:27 AM

farmergal

New England

this is why I am biased :). 692 Arnold '17. it went 4% heavy to the chart this year and is backed by some very nice orange

http://www.bigpumpkins.com/Diary/DiaryViewOne.asp?eid=284543

12/15/2017 8:27:39 AM

Glenoma Kins

Southwest WA

Werners 1676 looks nice. I wonder what he considers the best orange seed to be he might have good advice.

Radach's 770 runner-up H.D. off the 1912 carter and Wetzel's 894.5 H.D. were the most memorable ones I saw this year.

12/18/2017 5:47:41 PM

Sledgehammer!

West Sacramento Ca.

I grew a real nice 1533. Great color shape and cross.
You can see it Ron Wallace’s site.

1/24/2018 8:53:30 PM

The Pumpkinguru

Cornelius, Oregon

920 Cooper 2017 (toots his own horn)

3/5/2018 2:53:16 PM

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