Welcome to the 5th Annual Standard Bank / Livingseeds Giant Pumpkin Competition.
We are all excited, and looking forward to having plenty of fun with this years competition.
Be warned, once the bug has bitten, there is no turning back. Some people’s lives revolve around their pumpkin patch as they go after “ The Big One” and many “Pumpkin Widows” abound. There is nothing quite like being the proud father (or mother) of the Big One, that you have babied and coddled and pampered and loved more and more each day. There is a wonder in watching the pumpkin grow, measuring it’s girth to estimate it’s weight..... until that moment of truth.......... at weigh in.
We at Livingseeds understand these feelings......We have watched and coddled our pumpkins and loved them. We have been growing Atlantic Giant for the last 10 years and have always been impressed how easily a 100 kilo pumpkin grows. To get it over the 300 kilo mark requires a bit of effort.
The current SA record is 506Kgs. The World record is well over 900Kgs. All of the seed that we are providing this year, has the potential to exceed 300Kgs, and some of the genetic seed has the potential to excess 700kgs, so there is no reason why this competition cannot claim the SA record again!
This competition is the brain child of John McChlery, the General Manager of Greens’ Greens. John was looking for a way to stimulate some form of ‘agricultural’ excitement in the area. At the same time creating a new community involved event for the Midvaal area. The belief is that this competition will help to bring the community together in friendly competitive spirit.
Standard Bank Agri is our main sponsor and they have graciously provided funding and prize monies to make this competition a success.
Entrants will recieve a packet of 2017 Competition seed and will be emailed a growers manual.
Last year's competition managed to raise thousands of rands for the Sukasambe Childrens Home outside Meyerton. This is a home that caters specifically for abandoned and disabled children that have been left to fend for themselves.
ALL of the proceeds from this years competition and monies collected are donated to local charities.
You are whats makes this possible, without your support in this competition as a grower and excited spectator we cannot achieve the generosity that has been show last year.
We the organisers, wish you as the best growing conditions and fertile soil for your entry.
The Standard Bank/ Livingseeds Giant Pumpkin Competition.