My A.G. Pumpkin Update
This year is my first "serious" attempt at growing the Atlantic Giant pumpkin. I'm growing only one plant. The seed is a 953 Langevin X 1260 Weir.
I planted it out, I think, on May 14.
We had a cool second half of May and most of June. By July 1, my plant had a main vine of 3'9".
I'm growing it in the Christmas tree pattern. Currently the main vine is about 13' long, and the first secondary vines are over 10' long.
My first female opened this morning. I left it to be open pollinated, but did hand pollinate, in case the bees didn't do the job. This female is 11' out on the main vine(A pretty good position, and I'm hoping this will be my keeper). It was a beautiful 5 lober. I have a female a couple of ft. further down the main vine that should open within a week, as well as a few at the tips of secondary vines.
I should know in a couple of days if the female was pollinated. I'll try and post here periodically on this topic.
My goal is a 400 lb. pumpkin. We'll see what happens(smile).