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October 26, 2017
The first place pumpkin entered by Wisconsin grower Pete VanderWielen in the St. Croix Growers Association contest, weighed in at 1,991.50 pounds. Submitted photo
Winning harvest fest giant pumpkin weighs in at 1,991.5 pounds
October 26, 2017 - 5:00am
October 15, 2014
Peter Midthun’s giant tipped the scale at 1,832.5 pounds, a personal best and good for second place at the Stillwater Harvest Festival weigh off this year. (Photo by Tom Lindfors)
Giant Pumpkins: Local growers place second and third at annual weigh off
October 15, 2014 - 11:26am
September 4, 2014
SCGA members Chris Stevens and Lorelee Zywiec measure one of Zywiec’s potential contenders during the organization’s patch tour, Saturday, Aug. 23. They estimated this one to weigh in at 1,300 pounds with a good chance to make at least 1,700 pounds if good conditions persist. (Photo by Tom Lindfors)
Giant Pumpkins: On pace to be contenders
September 4, 2014 - 9:39am
July 10, 2014
Compared to the plants in Stevens’ and Hopkins’ patch, the plants in Zywiec and Midthun’s patch have grown substantially over the past month and are much further along. (Photo by Tom Lindfors)
Giant Pumpkins: Mother Nature pitches a curveball
July 10, 2014 - 1:48pm
May 19, 2014
Stevens plants one of his week-old giant pumpkin plants in a hoop house where it will stay warm and protected for the next month until it outgrows the greenhouse.
Giant Pumpkins: It starts from a seed
May 19, 2014 - 10:24am