702.5kg Harris 2021

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You're after a good giant pumpkin seed. In fact you are wanting one of the best pumpkin seeds you can find this growing season here in New Zealand.

Well this could be that seed.


There's always a but.

It all depends on how you value a giant pumpkin seed.

If you want to grow a giant pumpkin, and you've never done it before then this seed might not be the one for you.

You might not be able to get it's full potential out of this seed. Sure it will grow a large pumpkin. But almost any giant pumpkin seed will usually do that.

You might also be questioning the price of this seed. That's fair, but let me explain.

First of this seed has some amazing genetics, like we're talking world class. World record winner genetics are in the mix.

You can check them out here: https://tools.pumpkinfanatic.com/PumpkinsSeedGenetics.php?PN=1548.7%20Harris%202021

Go down the family tree and see what seeds are shown. Then do some Googling on those seeds to see just how massive and impressive they are. 

If you know much about giant pumpkin growing in New Zealand, the Harris name should be a familiar one. Tim has broken the NZ record 4 times. He didn't grow this one though.

While at the time he was breaking the NZ record in 2021 and setting it at 844.5kg, Tim's son Alex was smashing his personal best with this pumpkin. The 702.5kg.

As you can see in the photo, it's a beast.

The other factor when it comes to price is the availability of the seed. There aren't many of these ones around, which means there is come scarcity. Add to the fact we can't legally import any of the great seeds currently available in other part of the world.

To recap:

  • If you think you have what it takes to grow this seed and give it the attention it deserves to grow the best.
  • If you understand the potential within the genetics
  • If you understand where this seed came from
  • and you understand how there is only a limited supply of seeds

Then this seed is for you and the price makes sense.

If not. There are other seeds out there.

As with all seeds here's my disclaimer:
Giant pumpkin seeds can be unpredictable

1. You never know how many seeds you may get out of a giant pumpkin until you crack it open. I've seen NZ record pumpkins have no seeds inside.
2. Let's say you get 100 seeds out of a pumpkin. Out of that 100, you don't know how many of them are viable and will grow. Hopefully, a high percentage.
3. Over time, that percentage could drop. Every year, more of those seeds might stop growing.
4. People might not start the seeds the same. What grows for one person might not grow for another

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