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Orangeneck (Team HAMMER)

Eastern Pennsylvania

I saw a rumor on the main page about a new rule and I asked Randal Rhodes and he confirmed that pumpkins will have to be 90% or more orange in color or they will be ruled as squash. Like the old squash rule was years ago. I checked with Darrel Abbot and Stephen Vaughan and they confirmed that it is true.

8/17/2018 10:34:29 AM


New England

why would an green pumpkin with an HD award?

8/17/2018 11:00:39 AM

Jay Yohe

Pittsburgh, PA

When would this "new rule" take effect I wonder? I checked the main page and didn't see any talk about this but maybe I just missed it.

8/17/2018 12:14:00 PM


President - GPC

Really not sure what you are referring to. Any Rule changes made by the GPC Committee would take place prior to the growing year, and announced by the GPC President at the annual convention.

8/17/2018 12:55:00 PM

andy W

Western NY

I think there's a secret code in there somewhere...

8/17/2018 1:22:31 PM

Orangeneck (Team HAMMER)

Eastern Pennsylvania

I beg to differ Wizzy I just got an email from Charlie Berry confirming the secret meeting you guys had in Cleveland Ohio. He said that everyone agreed that giant pumpkins need to be orange so as not to confuse the public and keep our sport out of the limelight any longer. I’ll email Gerald Garcia just to double check but at this point I am pretty sure it is legit.

8/17/2018 2:32:28 PM


President - GPC

I guess the cats out of the bag...I told David Jones to keep it quiet.

8/17/2018 3:02:24 PM

Orangeneck (Team HAMMER)

Eastern Pennsylvania

Well he did sound pretty mad that you went to that *NSYNC reunion show instead of the meeting Gary.

8/17/2018 4:29:31 PM


Oak Grove, Mn

Good discussion..the 90% rule..some growers are thinking about it. I just receiveid an email from Dmitri Gurevich, maybe we should rename the GPC the GSC. Is white pumpkin or squash?

8/17/2018 4:51:33 PM


President - GPC

Yeah he was pretty upset...something about.. Major Tom, Ground Control stepping through a door, floating in a most peculiar way....Ah " the stars do look very different today"

8/17/2018 5:02:05 PM

wile coyote

St. Paul, Minnesota

Look at all the green in the 2624 pumpkin. Is that going to be a squash now?

8/17/2018 5:55:53 PM


Walhalla, ND.

I can see many a arguments at GPC weigh off sites next year. It’s going to be a judgment call. Is it only 80% orange 89% 90%. Oh brother.

8/17/2018 6:18:39 PM


New York

Is white considered pumpkin or squash now?

8/17/2018 8:10:06 PM


New York

And is this just for Howard dill

8/17/2018 8:10:24 PM

Rick j.

stoughton WI

no matter what color they are, people will still ask "is that a pumpkin" :)

8/17/2018 8:47:58 PM

Rick j.

stoughton WI

no matter what color they are, people will still ask "is that a pumpkin" :)

8/17/2018 8:47:58 PM

Jay Yohe

Pittsburgh, PA

What the heck is going on here? Can someone please clarify? So confused.

8/17/2018 9:41:21 PM

Orangeneck (Team HAMMER)

Eastern Pennsylvania

Bnot, you bring up a good point. Is white going to be pumpkin or squash. I think there is some sort of chess match going on right now in the GPC. a lot of pawns are being played. And as you know, dmitri knows how to play them. Maybe white pumpkins should have their own category. Put them separate from the pumpkins and squash, in a white room with black curtains that is right near the weigh station. I’ll see if the MAGPG might want to do something like that.

8/17/2018 10:12:01 PM


rochester ny

Now that's some funny crap! If your a deep music person you will see it.

8/17/2018 11:02:55 PM



Well I'm not believing any of this unless I hear it directly from Barry Manilow!

8/18/2018 12:49:53 AM

Big City Grower (Team Green Gro)


What back room meetings? No mention in Portland ?

8/18/2018 9:18:00 AM


Central Illinois

Does the DNA change

8/18/2018 9:26:28 AM


Walhalla, ND.

See, it’s already starting. I think the GPC intentions are to downsize it’s membership pool. To include growers.

8/18/2018 11:30:07 AM

Rick j.

stoughton WI

Ha, just got it. Thanks ray

8/18/2018 12:28:49 PM

Orangeneck (Team HAMMER)

Eastern Pennsylvania

Randal Rhodes just called my sisters brothers cousin and apparently he’s really worried that if we don’t all start growing orange pumpkins then maybe nobody will even believe that we can play guitar anymore. Not even Ozzy.

8/18/2018 3:23:11 PM

Green Gene

Putnam Ct.

Iggy Stardust..Wizzy!

8/18/2018 11:06:39 PM




8/18/2018 11:44:16 PM

Smallmouth (Team Ozark)


Lord I have loved some orangies, and I have loved some big green, and they both tried to kill me in Fall of 2018.

8/19/2018 10:06:21 AM

Big T Hoff

Hadley Ny

Partial to a little Bourbon Myself Smallmouth!!

8/19/2018 11:59:05 AM

Rick j.

stoughton WI

Orangeneck, tell mr. Rhodes and mr. Osbourne hello for me. Last time I saw them was on my 16th birthday, at a gathering, we were at. :)

8/19/2018 1:16:14 PM


Greencastle, PA

You might have fooled me if you said Jim Martin was your source. The color rules are much better now than they used to be. There were some pretty bad classifications back in the day- like an 846 Calai offspring becoming the state record squash in Ohio. I think it was a PNW grower around that time who grew 2 fruit on one plant- one shaded and one not shaded- and one was classified as a pumpkin and the other was a squash.

8/19/2018 3:41:46 PM


Have we sold our soul for rocken orange ?

8/19/2018 5:07:08 PM

DJW (Dan)

New Berlin, PA

All this rain, has given Jim time to hang out in Joe's garage with Frank discussing conspiracy theories...

8/20/2018 8:54:52 AM

Orangeneck (Team HAMMER)

Eastern Pennsylvania

That’s right Dan! And in between songs, while we worked on fixing our intonation, is when Frankie told me that the Pennsylvania 2018 growing season is what influenced SRV to write The Sky is Crying.

8/21/2018 10:41:56 AM


Hot West Tennessee

Ziggy Stardust now where right up my alley using music references.

8/30/2018 1:33:45 PM


Hot West Tennessee

"The Sky Is Crying"
The Sky Is Crying single cover.jpg
Single by Elmore James
"The Sky Is Crying" is a song that has become a blues standard.[2] It was written and recorded by Elmore James[1] in 1959

8/30/2018 1:39:44 PM

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