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Subject:  1059.6 v/m ... Orange but lumpy?

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Glenoma Kins

Southwest WA

Does the lumpy look (which seem to be very heritable) bother anyone? I think I'd prefer a more smooth& plump look. I am thinking Clementz or Borgers... since I'm gonna let everyone else try the hot new Gantner seed.

wondering... what is your preference about skin texture? Can't beat the color though huh:


2/8/2019 1:53:49 AM


Johnston, R.I.

Most of my garden is based on the 1059..

2/8/2019 2:26:23 AM


Syracuse, NY

Every one of those ripples, bulges and full-length lobes equals more WEIGHT as far as I'm concerned, and I'll just have to be happy with whatever color my 993.2s decide to put out---also thinking of bringing out the 218 Sandercock
for some EPIC orange instillment---to ME, a pumpkin looks like a radial airplane engine...fascinating, no matter what! eg

2/8/2019 2:47:00 AM

Glenoma Kins

Southwest WA

Whatever floats your pumpkin boats. Smooth and plain orange like a field kin would float my boat this year.

2/8/2019 5:53:15 AM

big moon

Bethlehem CT

They are all beautiful to me . It is the color and gloss that really makes me appreciate them. Ribs, or no ribs, bumps or no bumps, Calais dots or no Calais dots, blobby or perfectly shaped. As long as they are orange I see beauty.

2/8/2019 7:32:39 AM



she is smooth

2/8/2019 9:54:22 AM

Smallmouth (Team Ozark)


My 1059 VMG seed I grew was smooth.


I have grown lots of progeny seeds of the 1059 and some were smooth and some were lumpy. I like either, lumpy has more character, smooth is a flawless look.

2/8/2019 10:50:40 AM


Buffalo, MN (Billsbigpumpkins@hotmail.com)

I grew several 1059s both produced beautiful nicely shaped fruit, no lumpies here.

2/8/2019 11:28:09 AM


Anamosa, IA BPIowegian@aol.com

I don't think that lumps are all that much genetic. My 1047, which was a selfed 359 Foss was quite lumpy. http://www.bigpumpkins.com/Diary/DiaryViewOne.asp?eid=251035

The offspring from it had a few lumps but no too many. http://www.bigpumpkins.com/Diary/DiaryViewOne.asp?eid=267177 and http://www.bigpumpkins.com/Diary/DiaryViewOne.asp?eid=267179

2/8/2019 2:11:36 PM


Syracuse, NY

These are all some of the prettiest pumpkins I've ever seen. I'll hafta scan my own pics and see if...oh, yeah, I'll always be in love with Ms. Warty and her texture:


1421.5 Stelts now poll'd X the 2009 Wallace = 343 est.;
The advantage to wartiness is that you can hand-position a <= 500-pounder with little fear of losing your grip on it, lol----eg

2/9/2019 2:00:24 AM

Glenoma Kins

Southwest WA

Pumpkinpal... big warts that would be my first choice for sure. Warts are cool. Perhaps I should call it rippled, but that might get confused with the concentric rings caused by periods of restricted growth. Which is a water or nutritional adequacy issue. To be clear, I am talking about shallow bumps everywhere that fall short of warts. Anyhow, interesting to read the comments on this.

One final comment from me:

We had equally orange pumpkins last year that showed, for me anyhow, that the lumpy vs smooth trait is a real. I now believe it is genetic, and it seems to be dominant. I grew a lumpy x smooth seed and it turned out lumpy. It should be 50/50 now because I crossed it to a smooth one again. Anyhow, at the end of the day it’s not a major issue, it just yet another little thing to consider. It’s interesting, but it’s not necessarily important.

2/9/2019 4:31:39 AM

Glenoma Kins

Southwest WA

Interesting to read your comments on this. Thanks everyone!

2/9/2019 4:32:45 AM

Glenoma Kins

Southwest WA

Interesting to read you allz comments. Check out old rookie’s link, above. That one must be double dominant for ‘dimples.’ ?!

Smooth?? I guess that was a joke... That’s a cool look. I guess I wouldn’t complain. It’s lumps and bumps if you’re trying to scare people on Halloween and it’s dimples if you’re trying to win the HD award.

2/9/2019 5:43:00 AM


Jericho Vermont

1059 can be lumpy but great reddish orange color. Here is our 907 (1059 x self) and some of the identical pumpkins it produced.


832 Derouin

681 Gansert

923 Gouin

2/9/2019 6:10:57 AM


Jericho Vermont

OOPS disregard 1st link to 907

2/9/2019 6:13:43 AM



Those are all fabulous pumpkins John ! !!!

2/9/2019 2:57:22 PM


Syracuse, NY

Oh, that's OK, we all wanted to see a pretty 4-lober on the 1016 Daletas anyway---watch out for requests a-plenty; that cross is pretty hot on-paper, lol---FUNNY>>>i was looking at the errant 4-lober and realized i may HAVE those seeds from Martin Reiss back in the day---every year i try to sprout a few seeds from that collection, but none of them ever have. i'll try again. ANYWAY, glad i have a 907 and some other Young seeds! first time i've said 'Woo-Hoo!' all day---eg

2/9/2019 3:49:34 PM

Big T Hoff

Hadley Ny

Grew the 907 last year..late planting..called it my problem child...3 kins 150-250 lbs on secondaries.. all smooth skinned dark red/orange..will plant again this year..hoping for some ribs!! probably half my patch will have 1059 genetics..10 in my personal patch 10-15 others at a friends farm..beauty is in the eye of the beholder..today is Sunday right?

2/10/2019 12:23:41 PM


Rhode Island

HI pumpkinpal2 You should try Jim Gerthart way with the pill box way. Says it works 100% Including Older seeds I try to fine the text.

2/23/2019 10:11:29 AM


Syracuse, NY

yes, it is here, starting with
"I still have 100% success with..."


...and i appreciate your input to me---i've GOT TO get to work before tomorrow on my NEWEST seed-starting method for y'all; there are only a couple of months left before the real deal! eg

2/23/2019 3:37:31 PM


Syracuse, NY

HERE'S A HELPFUL TIP FOR ALL WHOM DO COPY AND PASTE OF LINKS ANYMORE: if you double-click on a word in a text line, it becomes highlighted - if you INSTEAD click THREE times QUICKLY, the whole LINE becomes highlighted, as in a LINK; RIGHT-CLICK on this and select 'go to' and you'll be 'there', immediately---

2/23/2019 3:44:34 PM

Glenoma Kins

Southwest WA

I feel stupid pumkinpal… that three click thing really works. Raised on a Mac Classic. How can I be so stupid to think two is the most clicks a computer can handle. That might be the most useful thing I learn this month.

2/23/2019 5:20:41 PM


Syracuse, NY

yeah, the rythm to the clicks is just like a snare drum 'rim shot'---'t's what I'm here for, lol! glad you liked it, --- check it out - it works EVERYWHERE...
PS---right-click and then left-click 'Select all' right here---, oooohhhh, nice...
now that i've lost out on the HD Orange seeds, i can go to McDonald's again---and you just HAD to mention Mac Classic...
yeah, thanks, thanks, buddeh----eg

2/23/2019 7:15:16 PM

Glenoma Kins

Southwest WA

That's not what I meant by Mac Classic, but maybe you're way ahead of me.

2/23/2019 9:26:59 PM


Syracuse, NY

Well, I AM nearer the EAST Coast...muh hua ha ha ha ha---eg

2/24/2019 3:43:35 AM

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