Flower and foliage of "Big Max" pumpkin. (Flower is 6 in diameter)
Pair of flowers
Young pumpkins are yellow. This one is approximately 3" accross.
Still yellow, approximately 5" accross.
Starting to turn orange. Approximately 8" accross.
Mature pumpkin. This one is approximately 25 to 30 lbs.
3 Plants in early July, Central Connecticut. Vines 20+ feet by August. Most of the leaves in this picture are slightly larger than a dinner plate.
If you can keep out the borers and limit the number of pumpkins on the vine, you can get one that is 100+lbs