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Atlantic Giant Pumpkin (20-35 seeds) (SQ179) $4.50
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Atlantic Giant Pumpkin

         
 
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(C. maxima) 110-125 days Lovely, giant, pink-orange pumpkins can weigh over 800 lbs, and do so every year, with some reaching almost 1500 lbs.! This variety was introduced by Howard Dill, of Nova Scotia in 1978, and has since broken all records.

 
Atlantic Giant Pumpkin
Overall Rating:
         
4.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 8
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5

87.5% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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Nickname:
NorCal Gardener
Location:
Dublin, CA
Date:
October 15, 2014
          4.0
 
Fun to Grow
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Entertainingly large pumpkin

What are the cons? Vines died off early

Review:

I really enjoyed having this one. I planted two vines in our front yard, and they grew everywhere, a la Little Shop of Horrors. One of our neighbors joked that if the vines got any closer to the sidewalk, she was going to start walking on the other side of the road. One vine grew 3 pumpkins, including a comically large 50-60 lb pumpkin that became a neighborhood favorite. The other vine grew only 1 pumpkin, in the 10 lb range. The vines were in the same planter, right next to each other, so it's hard to say what difference in conditions accounted for the different production. Both vines succumbed to powdery mildew in early September, which is early for us, as it is still quite warm now in October. However, the pumpkins have not rotted out, and it seems like they will make it to Halloween for carving just fine. We saved ourselves the $25 we usually spend at the pumpkin patch, and we had a great time growing this pumpkin.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Chris
Location:
Strawberry Plains, TN
Date:
July 17, 2014
          4.0
 
Still worth it
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow, big

What are the cons? Fruit loss rate

Review:

While the vines have easily reached 20 feet some plants have only one fruit that has grown. I planted in late April to allow maximum growing time along with the fact that pumpkins can take a while to start to rot. Right now I have two large pumpkins and finally have another 5 that have made it past the shrivel up and die phase most others have. While this does have a poor capture rate for pumpkins, I feel that if I can get a few for the kids it is still cheaper than the grocery store and its fun to grow them. I would say the larger ones are in the range of 40 pounds and still growing. I did not manipulate the vines in any way. I didn't cut back because I want maximum pumpkins. Maybe next year I will try for a large one, but honestly what am I really going to to do with an 800 pound pumpkin, especially when it comes time to get rid of it. I would recommend this to patient gardeners that have a longer growing season to allow for loss of fruit.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Herons Nest Farm
Location:
Abc, OR
Date:
November 21, 2013
          4.0
 
BIG
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? big

What are the cons? big

Review:

Plant it where you wish to enjoy it or put a pallet under it when fruit is set so you can move it where you want when ripe. 250 pounds this year.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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2 out of 4 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Sarah
Date:
November 5, 2012
          3.0
 
Disappointing
Easy to Grow 3.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

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What are the cons?

Review:

I was eager to grow some giants, but these vines had a very high rate of fruit failure. They took a long time to set fruit, and much of what was set turned white and shriveled. I grew them in two different beds, one drip-irrigated with more sparing water and the other sprinkled with heavier watering. The vines did fine in both locations but the fruit did not flourish. I only got two ripe fruits in the end, one from each bed, and the largest was under ten pounds.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
FatWhale
Date:
November 13, 2011
          5.0
 
Tastes good!
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

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Review:

Just made pie. The flesh works great and is dry enough, especially if cured, and sweet. It does also help to blend the flesh instead of mashing, because it's grainy, but again, makes great pie. A little tip though, if you don't think your growing season is long enough, try anyway because I had an early frost that lower the time this one had to mature to 95 days. Even though the vine died, I left the pumpkin in the sun and the inside ripened fully.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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