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Princeville, IL

Realize this is similar to 2018 orange but its been real slow on this board.
What seeds (5 maximum) are you most looking forward to growing in 2018. For me I plant a bunch but my top five I am really interested to see are
1. 1810 Werner
2. 1059 V/M
3. 811 Gerhardt
4. 668 House 17 ( 1317 Clementz x 1385.5 H/J)
5. 681 House 17 ( 1290 Poirier x 359 Foss)
Also looking to take some of the big oranges 1810, 2106, 2112,1998.5 etc and pollinate them with the old classic oranges 1059, 811, 777, 359, 575, 1048, 993. Going to be another busy year

1/30/2018 5:48:56 PM


Buffalo, MN (Billsbigpumpkins@hotmail.com)

Keep your eyes open for last of my 359's and her offspring in an upcoming silent auction. Thanks for growing my seeds.

1/30/2018 6:36:33 PM


NE Arkansas

1059 V/M
923 Gerhardt
777 Young
887 Johnson
2230 Wallace (hope it's orange)

1/31/2018 12:12:56 AM

Glenoma Kins

Southwest WA

186 Radach (1561 Reeb x 1912 Carter)
1442.5 Hoomis (1623.5 Wallace x 1161 Rodonis)
1195 Kaminski (1770 Lieber x self)

Can’t pick five sorry...

406.5 Clayton (811.5 Schweigert x 1462 Gibson)
263 Est. Clayton (1103 Zaychowski x 1462 Gibson)
121.5 Est. Clayton (1223.5 Gansert x 811.5 Schweigert)

1/31/2018 6:27:46 AM

Glenoma Kins

Southwest WA

Zaychkowsky... My New Years resolution is to learn how to spell Zaychkowsky and Willemijns

1/31/2018 6:34:20 AM

big moon

Bethlehem CT

Joe I have a 681 that I got in the seed exchange, I am contemplating growing it. It looks like a very good cross. I have a question about your 1290. Was it a normal plant that produced normal shaped fruit? Many growers(myself included) had problems with aborts or off shaped fruit on the 1290.
I have always thought that the 1290 seed should be able to grow very big and orange offspring. The 500 Northrup male pollinator plant that George P used to pollinate his 772 was enormous and very orange.

1/31/2018 9:10:12 AM

andy W

Western NY

575 Wolf again
1706 Kurilich
1510 Carter

1937 Urena and my 1971 might go orange too

1/31/2018 9:47:11 AM

Engel's Great Pumpkins and Carvings

Menomonie, WI (mail@gr8pumpkin.net)

one of my own, and one of my own :)

1/31/2018 1:11:14 PM

Ron Rahe (uncron1@hotmail.com)


248 Rahe 17, 677 Rahe 17 and for green a money tree lol....

1/31/2018 7:00:01 PM


Anamosa, IA BPIowegian@aol.com

I'm going to grow lots with 359 Foss genetics, mine and WizzY's. And some Linus orange too.

1/31/2018 7:27:14 PM


Rhode Island

I have a lot of Orange choices , Can,t make my mind
up. Look in my diary help me out/ I need 3 picks Thanks

1/31/2018 8:00:15 PM

26 West

Swamp Hoggers Paradise

Frank 4. Tough decision. Number each. Throw in hat, draw out 3. I don,t think you could be disappointed with any of the choices. Jim

1/31/2018 8:16:57 PM


Frank4---1059 , 993 , 575 .
One of those should win a HD. If you can get the first 2 to germinate.

1/31/2018 8:50:52 PM


2269 Paton
2112 Skinner
One dark orange to be decided.
Goal is to self everything.

1/31/2018 9:06:02 PM

Green Toe


I'm going with the 1803 Hoelke, I grew it last year in the small patch the total size of the plant was 570 sq ft and it weighed in at 1476 and nice orange

1/31/2018 9:53:55 PM


NE Wisconsin

681 House
407 Hamilton

Both free seeds and very much appreciated! Hopefully I get a looker.

1/31/2018 11:12:19 PM


Emmetsburg, Iowa

Orv, I am planning on growing the 1803 Holke as well. How did the plant look?

1/31/2018 11:28:22 PM

The Savage Patch Kids

Woodward, Oklahoma

1803 and the 1572 Hoelke again my 420 witch is a 1572 x 239 Goodman it’s 781 Engel x1030.5 DeBacco. It was my favorite pumpkin grown last year! Also a few more 17 HD winners.

2/1/2018 12:31:55 PM

Smallmouth (Team Ozark)


816 Gansert (1048 Engel x 811 Gerhart)

Grew Norm's 1092 orange beast last year.

Thanks Norm

2/1/2018 1:36:05 PM

Smallmouth (Team Ozark)


Bill, I have a couple 359's I can send you. Please email me if you want them. They were given to me a few years back, I took a pic and you confirmed the seeds writing.

2/1/2018 1:38:54 PM

Green Toe


The 1803 was a great plant to grow kibster9 no PM or any issues other then a early stem split from a wind storm the fruit however was fast growing with 2 stem splits and several large cracks that I managed to heal up but I blame myself for those

2/1/2018 7:14:50 PM

Jane & Phil

Ontario, Canada

our 1803 Hoelke went 11% heavy. Not as pretty as Orv's though. His was a beautiful colour.

2/2/2018 8:08:49 AM



My 2 H.D. winners from last year, 789 Montsma, 1242.5 Montsma and a couple Engel seeds I bought on auction, the 1374 Engel and 1200 Engel, possibly the 1143 Engel and / or the 1279 Clementz seed ,looks like all great orange possibilities for 2018.

2/2/2018 6:03:23 PM

Nana Rea

Massillon, Ohio

I can't wait to grow 3 of my own 2017 oranges.
1) 1374.5 Rea 17 (1810 Werner 16 x 2058.5 Rose 16)
OVGPG HD winner with a nice symmetrical shape.


2) 1275 Rea 17 EST (1327.5 Rea 13 x 1297.5 Young 16)
It wasn't round but the color was amazing! And the Young pollinator was a beautiful pumpkin.


3) The reverse cross of #2

And I will also grow Quinn Werner's 1676 (1385 Howell/Jolivette x self).

2/4/2018 6:59:06 PM

Nana Rea

Massillon, Ohio

Oops! here is the photo for the 1275 Rea


2/4/2018 7:01:59 PM


Rhode Island

Thanks Jim and Spudder

2/14/2018 4:58:18 PM

Orangeneck (Team HAMMER)

Eastern Pennsylvania

The 811 Gerhardt
The 735 Gerhardt HD winner. This is a HD winner x HD winner and is 1/4 2009 Wallace. Hoping for a 359 foss type of seed in this one. Only one way to find out.

2/15/2018 11:46:51 AM



I may do a 1059 v/m x 811 gerhardt and reverse, if both germinate

3/5/2018 10:19:13 PM



Also growing a 1810 werner

3/5/2018 10:19:44 PM

Michigan Masher ( Team Bennett)

Michigan,up North

i like the 923 Gerhardt,grew it a few years ,gave all my seeds away except 2 ,then frosted out those plants last year,allways grew nice n orange and round .http://www.bigpumpkins.com/Diary/DiaryViewOne.asp?eid=248668

3/6/2018 10:17:36 AM

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