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Gurneys Mammoth King Pumpkin Wanted

Posted by starflakes (My Page) on
Fri, Apr 18, 08 at 22:53

I have been searching for a squash type pumpkin which the Gurney's Seed Company of Yankton SD carried around 35 years ago named Mammoth King Pumpkin.

I want to be specific as too many people will jump on this and think Mammoth King which is sometimes found is the variety when it is not.
This is not Big Max which Gurneys also offered, but a distinct mottled strawberry shaped squash.

If any one has some seeds I would like to hear from you please and verify a few of the attributes of this variety to be certain it is the variety.
Respectfully, I don't want Seed Savers Yearbook as I don't have it.

Thank you. You can tag me at my user name at if you have the seeds.

PS: Yes I tried the company which purchased Gurneys but they knew nothing of what George was selling in the 1970's.

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RE: Gurneys Mammoth King Pumpkin Wanted

So are trying to find seed sources companies that carry these seeds?
Or just individuals that you can get seeds from?

I know exactly what you are talking about as far as what Mammoth King pumpkins are. Sometimes they are called King of Mammoth and they are the old seed variety that has lighter, salmon-colored skin and can grow in excess of 100 to 200 lbs.
I have grown them before in my garden and got the seeds from Baker Heirloom Seed Company.

Here is another online seed source:

Here is a link that might be useful: Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds

RE: Gurneys Mammoth King Pumpkin Wanted

I found a company that sells the "King of Mammoths" pumpkin described as having pinkish-orange mottling on yellow fruit growing to 250lbs. Does this sound right? go to

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