Welcome to the Indiana Pumpkin Growers!

How to roast and season pumpkin seeds:  click here

Note:  If you divide a pumpkin’s diameter by it’s circumference you always get Pumpkin Pi!!!   🙂

Want to grow Atlantic Giant pumpkins this year??  We are here to help you.

Click on the Membership link above. Donate $20 to join and support the club.

Membership runs from January 1st until December 31st.

We will mail you plenty of great seeds to get started.  April 15th is the date to start them germinating.

The trick is to keep the plant alive from April 15th through September 15th.

Generally that means keeping the bugs and fungus off the plant.

 

Fall Weigh-Off’s

 

October 20th, 2018:  Pennville Pumpkin festival-click here for information

This an open show.  Previously weighed pumpkins are welcome.  This is NOT a GPC weigh-off site.

South of Fort Wayne, between Hartford City and Portland   Link to Jay County website and other information: click here

 

Wasson Nursery pictures and results coming soon…
more Fair Oaks weigh-off pictures and results coming soon…

 

August 11, 2018  Indiana State Fair results below:

Winner:  Phil Groenewold from Dyer, IN    1,250 pounds grown on the Holland 2363 from 2017

Also won the Howard Dill award!  Congratulations to Phil and Kristi

Wayne O’Brien: Cayuga, IN  1095

Jim Beal: LaOtto, IN  761.5

Mikkal Hodge: Alexandria, IN  440.5

Gary Gunther: Corydon, IN  414

Kelly Klinker: Woodburn, IN  278.5

Don Beal: Hartford City, IN  120.5

 

Please click the picture above to view the entries.

 

 

“Cheesecake” weighed 1653.5 but had cracks to the inside, considered damaged. Phil brought it for exhibition only.

Long Gourd entries:  Wayne O’Brien 8’5″ 1st, Jim Beal 6’10” 2nd, Don Beal 5’3″ 3rd

Tomato entries:  Jim Beal 2.22 lbs, Wayne O’Brien 2.14 lbs, Richard Feigh 2.02 lbs, Kevin Arnold 1.96 lbs and Rebecca Feigh 1.84 lbs

Watermelon entries:  Wayne O’Brien 116.5 lbs, Gary Gunther 152.5 lbs, Don Beal 62 lbs and Jim Beal 53 lbs

 

You can always send a $20 check for your dues to:

Paypal accepted at:  payments@nullipga.us

(If you’re feeling generous, add $1 to your purchase to help cover our PayPal costs – 30 cents + 3% per transaction)

Kelly Klinker-IPGA Secretary

5219 North Sampson Road

Woodburn, IN 46797

United States

 

Fair Oaks 10-07-2017

Official results from Fair Oaks 10-07-2017 click here

Phil Groenewold, from Dyer, IN won with 1,666 pounds

 

 

Wasson Nursery 2017: 

Official results from Wasson Nursery in Fishers, IN: click here

Mikkal Hodge 1,266.5 at Wasson Nursery, Fishers Indiana

Mikkal Hodge 1,266.5 at Wasson Nursery, Fishers Indiana

Kelly Klinker’s son Kenny – Voted cutest little pumpkin! Wasson Nursery 2017

2017 Indiana State Fair results 08-12-2017

Official results from Indiana State Fair 2017: click here

How to move and inspect a large pumpkin (video from the 2017 Indiana State Fair)

 

Link to pumpkin carving at the 2017 Indiana State Fair

Dick Wolfsie interviews Lee Saberson – two parts

 

Just looking for seeds???  $20 per year to join our club.

We’ll send you great seeds to get you started.

(Example of seeds received with membership)

 

Great Pumpkin Commonwealth – governing body for giant pumpkins

2017 Insect and disease control program and club bulk orders

Click here:  (We’ll help you keep your plants alive!)

All Time Top Ten Giant Pumpkin list

(maintained by IPGA  09/21/2017 updated)

 

Indiana record pumpkin – 1739 lbs  Mark Goodman from Marion, IN

Indiana Top-Ten Giant Pumpkins list

Fair Oaks Weigh-off 2016

IPGA links

Miscellaneous pictures from past weigh-offs

Comprehensive guide to growing Atlantic Giant Pumpkins

World Record Atlantic Giant pumpkin: 2,624.6 lbs

Origin of Dills Atlantic Giant pumpkins by Steve Connolly

Humic acid YouTube video relative to lawn grass, but explains humic acid fairly well.

Pumpkin seed genetics and statistics

Big Pumpkins message board: Pests, diseases and other problems