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!
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.
After years of growing real big pumpkins, one of our growers finally succeeded to grow a pumpkin heavier than 1000kg. However, sadly enough the pumpkin started to rot. With a lot of pain, Herman needed to stop growing his big proud. It was weighted 1010kg. Hopefully he can grow at least the same weight in 2019 (he knows what to do).
The official weigh-off for Belgium was organized in Wildert (Essen) this year on Saturday September 30th 2017. Herman Boonen won with a pumpkin of 914,7kg, Marcel Dierckx became 2nd with a pumpkin of 827,5kg, Mario Van Geel ended on the 3rd place with a pumpkin of 774,1kg.