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2015 Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off a Huge Success!

PumpkinContest2015_13Our 7th Annual Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off is now in the books.  Contestants from all over the region worked hard all summer to grow some of the largest fruits imaginable.  This weekend, they loaded their enormous entries into trucks, and trailers and made their way to our nursery grounds.  We received 26 entries in multiple categories including heaviest pumpkin, heaviest squash, prettiest pumpkin and longest long gourd.  All of these entries were extremely impressive and thanks to them all for putting on a wonderful show!  The days top honors went to our 2014 pumpkin weigh-off reigning champion, Pete Mohr.  Pete’s 2015 entry came in at a whopping 1306 pounds, tying his personal best and setting a new contest record for Fort Collins Nursery.  Here is a list of all of this year’s winners:

Heaviest Pumpkin

  • 1st Place- Pete Mohr (1306 lbs)
  • 2nd Place- Gary Grande (1246 lbs)
  • 3rd Place- Andy Corbin (1094 lbs)
  • 4th Place- Chad New (972 lbs)
  • 5th Place- Tim Hanauer (901 lbs)

 Heavy Squash

  • 1st Place- Jim Grande (828 lbs)

 Howard Dill (Prettiest Pumpkin)

  • 1st Place- Tim Hanauer

 Longest Long Gourd

  • 1st Place- Chad New (95.25″)
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Originally published on October 5th, 2015.