Pumpkin Guide

6202 Walkers Line,
Burlington, ON

Atlantic Giants
Atlantic Giant
Photo: Atlantic Giant '940 McQuay' held by Debbie Coulson, photo by David MacTavish, Hutchinson Farm, Burlington, ON, September 1 2017
Grown at Hutchinson Farm since 2017. Available in Mid September - October.

Genus: Cucurbita maxima

Atlantic Giants are the kings of the pumpkin world. Competition is fierce, and each fall pumpkin enthusiasts eagerly await the crowning of a new giant pumpkin champion. The current record (from 2016) is 2,624.6 pounds!

At Hutchinson Farm we just don't have enough time (we've got other crops too!) to grow extremely large pumpkins, and to be honest, who really wants a 1,000 pound pumpkin! Ours are big enough, they've reached the "impossible to lift" size.

Our giant pumpkins are on display at the farm when the pumpkin patch is open, the first week of Autumn, and are available for purchase!

Thanks to Barrett Mucci for getting us started!

2017 Atlantic Giant Pumpkins available for purchase

Seed: 940 McQuay
Colour: Medium orange, deep ribs
Length: 34"
Width: 37"
Height: 23"
Estimated Weight: 315 lbs
Price: $185

Giant Pumpkin 940McQuay
Seed: 1137 Hain
(F - 1298 Johnston, M - 1378 Hain)
Colour: Pale orange, some striping, moderate ribs, unusual indentation near blossom end.
Length: 36"
Width: 39"
Height: 31"
Estimated Weight: 513 lbs
Price: $300

Atlantic Giant 1137 Hain
Seed: 818 McQuay
Colour: Very pale orange, slight ribs, large smooth surface for carving
Length: 41"
Width: 36.5"
Height: 24.5"
Estimated Weight: 360 lbs
Price: $212
                          Giant 818 McQuay
Seed: 362 McQuay
Colour: Deep orange, the best coloured giant we grew in 2017.
Length: 32"
Width: 31.5"
Height: 19.5"
Estimated Weight: 228 lbs
Price: $130
                          Giant 362 McQuay