Very exciting news in this part of the world with a new Southern Hemisphere record being being made for giant pumpkins.

867kg Grown by Dale Oliver

Congratulations Dale Oliver who has grown a new Southern Hemisphere record beating giant pumpkin. Coming in at 867kg (1911lb) Also means it is the new Australian record, and the state of NSW.  Weighed at the Summerland Pumpkin Competition

Photo credit – Australian Giant Pumpkins and Vegetables Supporters Facebook page

I wasn’t expecting to see something so soon in the year, I forget with the great weather and temperatures Australia gets they can start a lot earlier than we can.

A great result and we’re slowly getting closer to a pumpkin weighing over 1000kg in the Southern Hemisphere.