docgipe wrote: I grew mentally and physically into the growing of giant pumpkins for five years. They were entered and registered in the National and World Weigh Off Events for Atlantic Giant Pumpkins. Mine and that of a person I coached ended up being respectable at or near one thousand pounds. My best Long Gourd was best in Pennsylvania the year of entry at ninety eight inches. The genetics in the seed to follow produced more over a hundred inches than any seed registered at that time. My best tomato was five pounds one ounce witnessed but never weighed officially. It came to early to compete on the National date.