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.