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Pumpkin Seeds - Dills Atlantic Giant has a rating of 3.5 stars based on 2 reviews.
{"id":9996327112,"title":"Pumpkin Seeds - Dills Atlantic Giant","handle":"pumpkin-atlantic-giant","description":"\u003cp\u003e120 days. Dill's Atlantic Giant Pumpkin Seeds. \u003cem\u003eCucurbita maxima\u003c\/em\u003e. Open Pollinated. Non-GMO. Whether growing a pumpkin worthy of the county fair or looking to create enormous jack-o-lanterns for fall, Dill's Atlantic Giant Pumpkin Seeds from True Leaf Market are the giant pumpkin seeds to grow. Non-GMO, heirloom vegetable seeds produce huge pumpkins with a medium orange color and a smooth, ribbed surface. If you're attempting to win first prize for size, you'll want to prepare your soil ahead of time to create a site that's well-draining and rich with humus. ~90 seeds per ounce.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.trueleafmarket.com\/pages\/the-vegetable-growing-guide-from-true-leaf-market\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eDownload Free Vegetable Growing Guide PDF\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003c!--split--\u003e\n\u003ch2\u003eGrowing Non-GMO Dill's Atlantic Giant Pumpkin Vegetable Seeds\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.trueleafmarket.com\/pages\/the-vegetable-growing-guide-from-true-leaf-market\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eDownload Free Vegetable Growing Guide PDF\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!--attr--\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eLatin Name:\u003c\/strong\u003e \u003cem\u003eCucurbita maxima\u003c\/em\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eHardiness Zone:\u003c\/strong\u003e Annual 3-9\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eDays to Maturity:\u003c\/strong\u003e 120\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eDays to Germination:\u003c\/strong\u003e 4-10\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eSeeding Depth:\u003c\/strong\u003e 1\"\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003ePlant Spacing:\u003c\/strong\u003e 6-10 feet\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eRow Spacing:\u003c\/strong\u003e 6-10 feet\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003ePlant Height:\u003c\/strong\u003e 18-24\"\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eGrowth Habit:\u003c\/strong\u003e Wide-trailing vining mound\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eSoil Preference:\u003c\/strong\u003e Fertile, composted, moist, well-drained\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eTemperature Preference:\u003c\/strong\u003e 60-90 °F\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eLight Preference:\u003c\/strong\u003e Full sun\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003ePests and Diseases:\u003c\/strong\u003e Cucumber beetles, squash bugs, aphids. Mildew and leaf spotting may occur in poorly drained soils.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eDill's Atlantic Giant Pumpkin Color:\u003c\/strong\u003e Pale orange skin with a much darker meat.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eDill's Atlantic Giant Pumpkin Flavor:\u003c\/strong\u003e Classic sweet winter squash flavor.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003c!--endattr--\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eHow to Grow Dill's Atlantic Giant Pumpkin from Seed\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003ePumpkin is able to be sown directly after the final spring frost but, for earliest starts, begin indoors 3-4 weeks prior. Plant 2-3 seeds 1” deep per cell or, for outdoor sowing, plant atop 8-10” tall mounds of soil every 5-6 ft to accommodate long, heavy trailing vines. Seeds germinate in 4-10 days and transplanted to composted, well-drained soil with a pH of 6.0-6.8. Fertilize crop every 3 weeks and harvest pumpkins before the autumn frost. Once a few pumpkins begin to show on the vine, pinch off vines to inhibit vegetative growth, directing energy to producing the most optimal pumpkins.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003eHow to Grow Competition-Sized Pumpkins\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIf you are looking to grow your giant pumpkins as large as possible, you should only allow one pumpkin to grow per plant, which means you'll have to pinch off all other flowers to concentrate growth into the one fruit you've chosen to be your prize winner.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eGrowing a giant pumpkin from seed requires a significant amount of water. Plan to add at least 1\" of water per week if there isn't a significant amount of rain.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eGiant pumpkins are heavy feeders that put on weight rapidly once the fruit is set. Be sure to plan out a feeding schedule to ensure the plant is getting enough nutrients from the soil.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eDill's Atlantic Giant Pumpkin in the Vegetable Garden\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003ePumpkin is a full sun winter squash that thrives in the heat, trailing and vining just like a gourd or cucumber. And like any other winter squash, pumpkin features a wide variety of colors and sizes for both ornamental and culinary use. Pumpkins are able to grow multiple on the vine but, for largest and most decorative squash, plants can be pruned to force enormous, even competition size pumpkins just in time for autumn fun.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eGiant pumpkins, such as Dill's Atlantic Giant, are typically grown for pumpkin competitions. While the tradition began in North America, people all over the globe compete for the world record today.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eEven though Dill's Atlantic Giant pumpkin seeds are usually grown for the enormous size of the fruit, they offer a smooth, creamy flesh that can be used in recipes that call for fresh pumpkin. And, roasted pumpkin seeds make a delicious snack.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eHarvesting Dill's Atlantic Giant Pumpkin\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eMost small to medium pumpkins are ready to harvest 90-100 days from sowing while larger varieties require an extra few weeks. Dill's Atlantic Giant is usually ready to harvest in about 120 days. Regardless of color or size, pumpkins are generally ripe once the stem is solid and rind is tough, unable to be pierced by a fingernail. Clip pumpkins from the vine with shears leaving about 4” of stem intact and, once harvested, leave out to naturally cure in the sun for 10-14 days. The curing process will help pumpkins last up to 3 months longer after harvesting.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eAbout Dill's Atlantic Giant Pumpkin Seeds\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cem\u003eC.maxima\u003c\/em\u003e. (120 days) This is the pumpkin you see on the news around Halloween that takes a forklift to move it. Atlantic Giants easily average 400-500lbs and with a little tender loving care you could compete for the record which is 2009 lbs! Joe Jutras took the worlds record in 2007 with a 1689 pound Atlantic Giant! The first giant pumpkin ever grown over 1600 pounds! To put that into perspective that is half as much as a 2009 Volkswagen beetle car!!!\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eUpdate:\u003c\/strong\u003e The Latest world record winner this year is Ron Wallace who grew a 2009 pound pumpkin. Ron broke the record in 2006 with his 1502 pound pumpkin. Now six years later he breaks the record again with the first ever one ton vegetable.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eCongratulations to \u003cstrong\u003eMathias Willemijns\u003c\/strong\u003e of Belgium for his Atlantic Giant pumpkin that weighed in at a world-record setting 2624 lbs!\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eYou won't be doing any \"punkin chunkin\" with these babies. We know a guy that grows these locally to lease them out to wineries and events around Halloween. He has to move them with a big fork lift and transports each one on its own trailer, they are that big!\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThis is a \u003cem\u003eGREAT\u003c\/em\u003e project for the kids, most young gardeners and the young at heart. Wouldn't you get excited about winning the county fair with one of the giant babies!\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIf you plan on eating the pumpkins grown from Dill's Atlantic pumpkin seeds, you can expect the same type of nutritional benefits that come from other types of edible pumpkins. They contain high levels of vitamin A and other vitamins and minerals, plus antioxidants, especially beta-carotene.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003eDill's Atlantic Giant Pumpkin Seeds Per Package:\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e5 g - Packet - Approx 18 Seeds\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e1 oz- Wholesale - Approx 90 Seeds\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e4 oz - Wholesale - Approx 360 Seeds\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e1 lb - Wholesale - Approx 1,440 Seeds\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e5 lb - Bulk - Approx 7,200 Seeds\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e25 lb - Bulk - Approx 36,000 Seeds\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eNon-GMO Dill's Atlantic Giant pumpkin seeds are available for \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/0zqektaqxl55lidk-20162681.shopifypreview.com\/pages\/shipping-information\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eFast Free Shipping\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e on orders over $45.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e","published_at":"2017-06-28T16:58:09-06:00","created_at":"2017-06-28T16:58:13-06:00","vendor":"Mountain Valley Seed Co.","type":"Vegetable Seeds","tags":["120-129 Days","Annual","Fruit","Full Sun","Heirloom","Heirloom+Staff Favorites","Non-GMO","Open Pollinated","Orange","Packet","Pumpkin","Seeds","Staff Favorite","veg_pumpkin","Vegetable","Warmer","Zone 3","Zone 4","Zone 5","Zone 6","Zone 7","Zone 8","Zone 9"],"price":329,"price_min":329,"price_max":189263,"available":true,"price_varies":true,"compare_at_price":null,"compare_at_price_min":0,"compare_at_price_max":0,"compare_at_price_varies":false,"variants":[{"id":39021064968,"title":"5g Pkg (3x4)","option1":"5g Pkg (3x4)","option2":null,"option3":null,"sku":"18652","requires_shipping":true,"taxable":true,"featured_image":{"id":5369168920691,"product_id":9996327112,"position":1,"created_at":"2018-10-12T11:04:13-06:00","updated_at":"2020-11-06T14:16:54-07:00","alt":"Pumpkin Atlantic Giant Seeds","width":700,"height":700,"src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/2016\/2681\/products\/pumpkin-atlantic-giant-seed-wm_700.jpg?v=1604697414","variant_ids":[39021064712,39021064776,39021064840,39021064904,39021064968,31977514008691]},"available":true,"name":"Pumpkin Seeds - 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Dill's Atlantic Giant Pumpkin Seeds. \u003cem\u003eCucurbita maxima\u003c\/em\u003e. Open Pollinated. Non-GMO. Whether growing a pumpkin worthy of the county fair or looking to create enormous jack-o-lanterns for fall, Dill's Atlantic Giant Pumpkin Seeds from True Leaf Market are the giant pumpkin seeds to grow. Non-GMO, heirloom vegetable seeds produce huge pumpkins with a medium orange color and a smooth, ribbed surface. If you're attempting to win first prize for size, you'll want to prepare your soil ahead of time to create a site that's well-draining and rich with humus. ~90 seeds per ounce.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.trueleafmarket.com\/pages\/the-vegetable-growing-guide-from-true-leaf-market\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eDownload Free Vegetable Growing Guide PDF\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003c!--split--\u003e\n\u003ch2\u003eGrowing Non-GMO Dill's Atlantic Giant Pumpkin Vegetable Seeds\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.trueleafmarket.com\/pages\/the-vegetable-growing-guide-from-true-leaf-market\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eDownload Free Vegetable Growing Guide PDF\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!--attr--\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eLatin Name:\u003c\/strong\u003e \u003cem\u003eCucurbita maxima\u003c\/em\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eHardiness Zone:\u003c\/strong\u003e Annual 3-9\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eDays to Maturity:\u003c\/strong\u003e 120\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eDays to Germination:\u003c\/strong\u003e 4-10\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eSeeding Depth:\u003c\/strong\u003e 1\"\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003ePlant Spacing:\u003c\/strong\u003e 6-10 feet\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eRow Spacing:\u003c\/strong\u003e 6-10 feet\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003ePlant Height:\u003c\/strong\u003e 18-24\"\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eGrowth Habit:\u003c\/strong\u003e Wide-trailing vining mound\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eSoil Preference:\u003c\/strong\u003e Fertile, composted, moist, well-drained\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eTemperature Preference:\u003c\/strong\u003e 60-90 °F\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eLight Preference:\u003c\/strong\u003e Full sun\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003ePests and Diseases:\u003c\/strong\u003e Cucumber beetles, squash bugs, aphids. Mildew and leaf spotting may occur in poorly drained soils.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eDill's Atlantic Giant Pumpkin Color:\u003c\/strong\u003e Pale orange skin with a much darker meat.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eDill's Atlantic Giant Pumpkin Flavor:\u003c\/strong\u003e Classic sweet winter squash flavor.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003c!--endattr--\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eHow to Grow Dill's Atlantic Giant Pumpkin from Seed\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003ePumpkin is able to be sown directly after the final spring frost but, for earliest starts, begin indoors 3-4 weeks prior. Plant 2-3 seeds 1” deep per cell or, for outdoor sowing, plant atop 8-10” tall mounds of soil every 5-6 ft to accommodate long, heavy trailing vines. Seeds germinate in 4-10 days and transplanted to composted, well-drained soil with a pH of 6.0-6.8. Fertilize crop every 3 weeks and harvest pumpkins before the autumn frost. Once a few pumpkins begin to show on the vine, pinch off vines to inhibit vegetative growth, directing energy to producing the most optimal pumpkins.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003eHow to Grow Competition-Sized Pumpkins\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIf you are looking to grow your giant pumpkins as large as possible, you should only allow one pumpkin to grow per plant, which means you'll have to pinch off all other flowers to concentrate growth into the one fruit you've chosen to be your prize winner.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eGrowing a giant pumpkin from seed requires a significant amount of water. Plan to add at least 1\" of water per week if there isn't a significant amount of rain.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eGiant pumpkins are heavy feeders that put on weight rapidly once the fruit is set. Be sure to plan out a feeding schedule to ensure the plant is getting enough nutrients from the soil.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eDill's Atlantic Giant Pumpkin in the Vegetable Garden\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003ePumpkin is a full sun winter squash that thrives in the heat, trailing and vining just like a gourd or cucumber. And like any other winter squash, pumpkin features a wide variety of colors and sizes for both ornamental and culinary use. Pumpkins are able to grow multiple on the vine but, for largest and most decorative squash, plants can be pruned to force enormous, even competition size pumpkins just in time for autumn fun.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eGiant pumpkins, such as Dill's Atlantic Giant, are typically grown for pumpkin competitions. While the tradition began in North America, people all over the globe compete for the world record today.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eEven though Dill's Atlantic Giant pumpkin seeds are usually grown for the enormous size of the fruit, they offer a smooth, creamy flesh that can be used in recipes that call for fresh pumpkin. And, roasted pumpkin seeds make a delicious snack.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eHarvesting Dill's Atlantic Giant Pumpkin\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eMost small to medium pumpkins are ready to harvest 90-100 days from sowing while larger varieties require an extra few weeks. Dill's Atlantic Giant is usually ready to harvest in about 120 days. Regardless of color or size, pumpkins are generally ripe once the stem is solid and rind is tough, unable to be pierced by a fingernail. Clip pumpkins from the vine with shears leaving about 4” of stem intact and, once harvested, leave out to naturally cure in the sun for 10-14 days. The curing process will help pumpkins last up to 3 months longer after harvesting.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eAbout Dill's Atlantic Giant Pumpkin Seeds\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cem\u003eC.maxima\u003c\/em\u003e. (120 days) This is the pumpkin you see on the news around Halloween that takes a forklift to move it. Atlantic Giants easily average 400-500lbs and with a little tender loving care you could compete for the record which is 2009 lbs! Joe Jutras took the worlds record in 2007 with a 1689 pound Atlantic Giant! The first giant pumpkin ever grown over 1600 pounds! To put that into perspective that is half as much as a 2009 Volkswagen beetle car!!!\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eUpdate:\u003c\/strong\u003e The Latest world record winner this year is Ron Wallace who grew a 2009 pound pumpkin. Ron broke the record in 2006 with his 1502 pound pumpkin. Now six years later he breaks the record again with the first ever one ton vegetable.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eCongratulations to \u003cstrong\u003eMathias Willemijns\u003c\/strong\u003e of Belgium for his Atlantic Giant pumpkin that weighed in at a world-record setting 2624 lbs!\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eYou won't be doing any \"punkin chunkin\" with these babies. We know a guy that grows these locally to lease them out to wineries and events around Halloween. He has to move them with a big fork lift and transports each one on its own trailer, they are that big!\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThis is a \u003cem\u003eGREAT\u003c\/em\u003e project for the kids, most young gardeners and the young at heart. Wouldn't you get excited about winning the county fair with one of the giant babies!\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIf you plan on eating the pumpkins grown from Dill's Atlantic pumpkin seeds, you can expect the same type of nutritional benefits that come from other types of edible pumpkins. They contain high levels of vitamin A and other vitamins and minerals, plus antioxidants, especially beta-carotene.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003eDill's Atlantic Giant Pumpkin Seeds Per Package:\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e5 g - Packet - Approx 18 Seeds\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e1 oz- Wholesale - Approx 90 Seeds\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e4 oz - Wholesale - Approx 360 Seeds\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e1 lb - Wholesale - Approx 1,440 Seeds\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e5 lb - Bulk - Approx 7,200 Seeds\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e25 lb - Bulk - Approx 36,000 Seeds\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eNon-GMO Dill's Atlantic Giant pumpkin seeds are available for \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/0zqektaqxl55lidk-20162681.shopifypreview.com\/pages\/shipping-information\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eFast Free Shipping\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e on orders over $45.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e"}
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120 days. Dill's Atlantic Giant Pumpkin Seeds. Cucurbita maxima. Open Pollinated. Non-GMO. Whether growing a pumpkin worthy of the county fair or looking to create enormous jack-o-lanterns for fall, Dill's Atlantic Giant Pumpkin Seeds from True Leaf Market are the giant pumpkin seeds to grow. Non-GMO, heirloom vegetable seeds produce huge pumpkins with a medium orange color and a smooth, ribbed surface. If you're attempting to win first prize for size, you'll want to prepare your soil ahead of time to create a site that's well-draining and rich with humus. ~90 seeds per ounce.

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  • Latin Name: Cucurbita maxima
  • Hardiness Zone: Annual 3-9
  • Days to Maturity: 120
  • Days to Germination: 4-10
  • Seeding Depth: 1"
  • Plant Spacing: 6-10 feet
  • Row Spacing: 6-10 feet
  • Plant Height: 18-24"
  • Growth Habit: Wide-trailing vining mound
  • Soil Preference: Fertile, composted, moist, well-drained
  • Temperature Preference: 60-90 °F
  • Light Preference: Full sun
  • Pests and Diseases: Cucumber beetles, squash bugs, aphids. Mildew and leaf spotting may occur in poorly drained soils.
  • Dill's Atlantic Giant Pumpkin Color: Pale orange skin with a much darker meat.
  • Dill's Atlantic Giant Pumpkin Flavor: Classic sweet winter squash flavor.

How to Grow Dill's Atlantic Giant Pumpkin from Seed

Pumpkin is able to be sown directly after the final spring frost but, for earliest starts, begin indoors 3-4 weeks prior. Plant 2-3 seeds 1” deep per cell or, for outdoor sowing, plant atop 8-10” tall mounds of soil every 5-6 ft to accommodate long, heavy trailing vines. Seeds germinate in 4-10 days and transplanted to composted, well-drained soil with a pH of 6.0-6.8. Fertilize crop every 3 weeks and harvest pumpkins before the autumn frost. Once a few pumpkins begin to show on the vine, pinch off vines to inhibit vegetative growth, directing energy to producing the most optimal pumpkins.

How to Grow Competition-Sized Pumpkins

If you are looking to grow your giant pumpkins as large as possible, you should only allow one pumpkin to grow per plant, which means you'll have to pinch off all other flowers to concentrate growth into the one fruit you've chosen to be your prize winner.

Growing a giant pumpkin from seed requires a significant amount of water. Plan to add at least 1" of water per week if there isn't a significant amount of rain.

Giant pumpkins are heavy feeders that put on weight rapidly once the fruit is set. Be sure to plan out a feeding schedule to ensure the plant is getting enough nutrients from the soil.

Dill's Atlantic Giant Pumpkin in the Vegetable Garden

Pumpkin is a full sun winter squash that thrives in the heat, trailing and vining just like a gourd or cucumber. And like any other winter squash, pumpkin features a wide variety of colors and sizes for both ornamental and culinary use. Pumpkins are able to grow multiple on the vine but, for largest and most decorative squash, plants can be pruned to force enormous, even competition size pumpkins just in time for autumn fun.

Giant pumpkins, such as Dill's Atlantic Giant, are typically grown for pumpkin competitions. While the tradition began in North America, people all over the globe compete for the world record today.

Even though Dill's Atlantic Giant pumpkin seeds are usually grown for the enormous size of the fruit, they offer a smooth, creamy flesh that can be used in recipes that call for fresh pumpkin. And, roasted pumpkin seeds make a delicious snack.

Harvesting Dill's Atlantic Giant Pumpkin

Most small to medium pumpkins are ready to harvest 90-100 days from sowing while larger varieties require an extra few weeks. Dill's Atlantic Giant is usually ready to harvest in about 120 days. Regardless of color or size, pumpkins are generally ripe once the stem is solid and rind is tough, unable to be pierced by a fingernail. Clip pumpkins from the vine with shears leaving about 4” of stem intact and, once harvested, leave out to naturally cure in the sun for 10-14 days. The curing process will help pumpkins last up to 3 months longer after harvesting.

About Dill's Atlantic Giant Pumpkin Seeds

C.maxima. (120 days) This is the pumpkin you see on the news around Halloween that takes a forklift to move it. Atlantic Giants easily average 400-500lbs and with a little tender loving care you could compete for the record which is 2009 lbs! Joe Jutras took the worlds record in 2007 with a 1689 pound Atlantic Giant! The first giant pumpkin ever grown over 1600 pounds! To put that into perspective that is half as much as a 2009 Volkswagen beetle car!!!

Update: The Latest world record winner this year is Ron Wallace who grew a 2009 pound pumpkin. Ron broke the record in 2006 with his 1502 pound pumpkin. Now six years later he breaks the record again with the first ever one ton vegetable.

Congratulations to Mathias Willemijns of Belgium for his Atlantic Giant pumpkin that weighed in at a world-record setting 2624 lbs!

You won't be doing any "punkin chunkin" with these babies. We know a guy that grows these locally to lease them out to wineries and events around Halloween. He has to move them with a big fork lift and transports each one on its own trailer, they are that big!

This is a GREAT project for the kids, most young gardeners and the young at heart. Wouldn't you get excited about winning the county fair with one of the giant babies!

If you plan on eating the pumpkins grown from Dill's Atlantic pumpkin seeds, you can expect the same type of nutritional benefits that come from other types of edible pumpkins. They contain high levels of vitamin A and other vitamins and minerals, plus antioxidants, especially beta-carotene.

Dill's Atlantic Giant Pumpkin Seeds Per Package:

  • 5 g - Packet - Approx 18 Seeds
  • 1 oz- Wholesale - Approx 90 Seeds
  • 4 oz - Wholesale - Approx 360 Seeds
  • 1 lb - Wholesale - Approx 1,440 Seeds
  • 5 lb - Bulk - Approx 7,200 Seeds
  • 25 lb - Bulk - Approx 36,000 Seeds

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