Het zettersprijskamp van het pompoenengenootschap op 20 maart 2020 werd afgelast. Dit owv het coronavirus. Er zal in 2020 bijgevolg geen zettersprijskamp doorgaan. Wij danken u voor uw begrip!
Op 20 februari 2020 gaf Jan Biermans, een kweker uit het genootschap, een infoavond rond het kweken van reuzepompoenen.
Een goed gevulde zaal kwam luisteren naar de tips & tricks van Jan, in de hoop om het record van 1016kg te breken. Benieuwd wat dat gaat geven.
On Sunday October 27th 2019, we organized the 12th edition of the Pumpkin Regatta in Kasterlee. There were a lot of people and more than 80 teams attended. This edition, there were even teams coming from the USA, Greece, England, Lithuania, etc…
Next to that, also the pumpkin games (for children), pumpkin curling and pumpkin cutting were organized again. Throughout the terrain, different pumpkin figures could be found and were funny and impressive to look at.
Just check our pictures to get an impression of this wonderful pumpkin experience called Pompoenregatta
Here you see all our pumpkins, ready for the weigh-off during the Pumpkin market in Kasterlee on October 20th. The 3 winning pumpkins of the European weigh-off in Ludwigsburg will also be there. We’re counting down for the Pumpkin Market to begin!
Each year some growers of Pompoenengenootschap Kasterlee go to Ludwigsburg. Over there the European Pumpkin weigh-off is oranized.
Who could ever imagine, that 3 pumpkin growers of Pompoenengenootschap Kasterlee would fill up the stage.
Mario Vangeel became 1st with a Pumpkin of 1013kg, 2nd place was for Luc Vanheuckelom with a pumpkin of 979kg , Jan Biermans took the 3rd place, his pumpkin was 860kg.
Up to the pumpkin regatta now: https://www.pompoenregatta.be
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The GPC Belgium weigh-off of 2019 was organized by Pompoenengenootschap Kasterlee.
It was Mario Vangeel who grow a pumpkin of 1016,5kg, followed by Luc Vanheuckelom (982kg) and Herman Boonen (906kg).
Jef Leysen won the 1st price with his Squash of 592kg. 2nd and 3rd place were for Hans Van Bael (383kg) and Guido Donckers (327kg).
On Saturday August 31st 2019 we took our bike for the 2nd patch tour. And after measuring some of our giants, we are now really looking forward to the official weigh-off. Our biggest one is already more than 800kg and still growing.
Some picture of the patch tour and the BBQ can be found over here
2019 has started and so the all growers were invited for the yearly New Year’s reception on Saturday January 26th. Plans about how to grow the biggest pumpkins this year where discussed while having a beer.
Exactly 1 week after the official Belgian weigh-off, we went to Ludwigsburg (Germany) for the European weigh-off. Again, Jan Biermans took the first place. However, this time he needed to share his place with Stefano Cutrupi from Italy, as both gentleman grow a pumpkin of exact the same weight: 965,5kg. Well done!
Also on Saturday October 6th, the normal big pumpkins were weighted (next to the squashes). Jan Biermans succeeded to grow the biggest Belgian pumpkin of 2018 with a weight of 970,2kg. Place 3 was also a grower from our club, Marcel Dierckx, with a weight of 851,3kg.