6202 Walkers Line,
Genus: Cucurbita maxima
Origin: United States, 1994
Lengtht: 12 - 36"
Width: 12 - 24"
Weight: 50 - 200 lbs
Colour: bright orange (slightly redder than standard jack-o'-lantern)
Rind Texture: Smooth, wide shallow ribbing
Flesh: pale orange, thick
bright reddish-orange skin makes it the best
coloured ultra large pumpkin available (larger
varieties are often a pale orange or dingy beige).
The pumpkins average 50 -100lbs, and if the
weather co-operates (enough rain), Prizewinners
can exceed 200 lbs. The 2" thick flesh can be
carved like a jack-o'-lantern, or the inspired
artist can make stunning 3D relief carvings.
Pumpkins of this size, by their nature, will have
a flat side where they grew on the ground -to
maximize your carving/display area, prop up the
pumpkin with its bottom/flat side facing away from
the viewer. To lift the largest Prizewinners,
gently roll the pumpkin onto an old carpet or
bathmat and carry it with two people.
If you like pepitas, these
are a must try, for the pumpkin seeds are large.
As for the flesh, who knows, our
oven is too small to try this one!