Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Some Possible Great Giant Pumpkin Seed Genetics
If I can grow any kind of descent sized giant pumpkin this year (1,000 pounds+) than I will be really excited for next year. This year's crosses were 1566 Rodonis x 1385 Jutras and 1350 Starr x 1566 Rodonis. On paper these crosses look very interesting. Every one of these seeds have produced pumpkins over 1,500 pounds and the parents of each seed have all produced progeny over 1,400 pounds. In the actual 1566 blood lines is the 1068 Wallace that grew the world record 1502 Wallace. In the 1385 Jutras blood lines is the 998 Pukos that grew the world record 1689 Jutras. In the 1350 Starr blood lines is the 227 Leland that grew the 1524 Starr. In all I count 4 seeds within 3 generations that produced world record pumpkins in these pumpkin's direct bloodlines. We hope to see some big results from them in 2010!