The Website to Help you Grow a Giant Pumpkin

Growing giant pumpkins is a fun hobby for people of all ages. No matter your location or available space you can grow a giant.

The Aim of the Site

To get people excited about growing giant pumpkins and help them in their giant pumpkin growing journey.

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How To

Learn how to grow a giant pumpkin. Covering all stages of the giant pumpkin season.


Follow along with my giant pumpkin growing season. Updates, reviews and more.


Free downloadable resources to help you with your giant pumpkin growing season.


Find giant pumpkin seeds and growing supplies for the growing season and support GPNZ.


Estimate your giant pumpkins weight with the best weight estimation calculator around.

New Zealand Giant Pumpkin Records

The NZ record for giant pumpkin was set by Tim Harris on the 8th of April 2018 with a pumpkin weighing in at 808kg.

The NZ record was set in 2016 at 789.5kg, grown by Tim Harris from Morrinsville.

In 2015 the NZ record was broken twice. First by Aaron Akkerman from Marton with a 732.5kg pumpkin

Read more about it here.

And a week later broken by Tim Harris from Morrinsville with a 754.5kg pumpkin.

Read more about it here.

The NZ record was broken in 2012 by the Bartons in Whangarei with a 721kg pumpkin.

Read more about it here.

The NZ Record was broken 3 times on 2011.

First by Daphne Humphrey’s in Kumeu with a 420kg pumpkin.

Read more about it here.

Next was John McKay from Mapua with a 497kg pumpkin.

Read more about it here.

The heaviest pumpkin for 2011 was grown by Robbie Dorresteyn from Taupo and weighed in at 540kgs

Taupo winning giant pumpkin

You can read the story in the NZ Herald here.

Blog Posts You Should Read

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Learn how to run a great event. All while helping support GPNZ.

You’ll learn:

  • Timing of your event
  • Categories
  • Attractions and activity ideas
  • What works for prizes
  • Volunteers
  • Moving pumpkins
  • Registration
  • Photos
  • and much more
Guide to running a giant pumpkin event.
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