Saturday, October 5, 2013

Elbert Ends up at 695 Pounds

Before I even planted the seed that grew Elbert I knew the pumpkin would go light.  Mom was a light pumpkin but the genetics were interesting so I had to give her a try.  The pumpkin turned out to be a nice looking, dark orange pumpkin but not terribly big by my standards.  The cross in this pumpkin is very interesting however (1755 Starr x 1725 Harp).  The pollinator is a clone/cutting from the plant that grew the 2,009 pound world-record pumpkin so that genetics from the pollinator are about as good as they could get.

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