British Columbia’s #1 Resource for Everything GIANT PUMPKIN!!!
What’s in store for our 2018 growing season??? Stay tuned to find out…!!!
Award winning Giant Pumpkins grown by hobby farmer, Scott Carley. In 2013, Scott decided to get serious about growing Giant Pumpkins with a 853 pound pumpkin that placed (tied for) 2nd in BC’s Official Great Pumpkin Commonwealth (GPC) and Certified World Recognized Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off Event! In 2014, Scott grew a few Giants over 1,000 pounds and it was the 1,177 pound pumpkin that placed 1st in BC!! In 2015, Scott’s giant pumpkin (1 of his 4 largest ones) weighed in at 1,427.5 pounds and placed 1st in BC!! And, Scott’s green monster squash weighed in at 725.5 pounds and set the new BC Squash Record!!!
In 2016, Scott’s giant pumpkin weighed in at 1,172 pounds and placed 1st in BC (for the 3rd year in a row)!! It was smaller than last year’s 1,427.5 pound Giant and his goal to grow a 1,500 pound Giant, and this was due to cooler weather conditions this year. Click 2016 for more.
In 2017, Scott Carley’s GIANT PUMPKIN placed 1st in BC again (for the 4th year in a row)!!! He squashed his own record (1,427.5 pounds) with a HUGE 1,543 pound pumpkin, and set a NEW RECORD for the province of BC!!!
Scott Carley now holds the distinction of having cultivated the HEAVIEST PUMPKIN in BC history!!! The previous provincial record, held by Jake Van Kooten of British Columbia, was also once the WORLD RECORD in 2008, with a pumpkin tipping the scales at 1,536 pounds! Fun fact, Mathias Willemijns of Belgium, presently holds the WORLD RECORD since 2016, with a massive pumpkin at 2,624.6 pounds!!! Click 2017 for more.
Photo of Scott Carley with his 1st place award winning pumpkin on Oct 7, 2017. Click 2017 for more media.
Here a some of the highlights from previous years…
Watch Scott’s Global BC Morning News Video October 11, 2014:
On Oct 10, 2015, Scott Carley’s giant pumpkin (1 of his 4 largest ones) weighed in at 1,305.5 pounds (lighter than the estimated weight of up to 1,600 pounds) and placed 4th (out of 25+ entries) at Central Market in Shoreline, Washington, USA!!! It qualified Scott for the 4,000 Pound Club (aggregate weight for his Top 3 Giants) and coveted Certified World Recognized Great Pumpkin Commonwealth (GPC) Jacket — Scott is the 1st grower in Western Canada to achieve this milestone — it’s kind of a BIG deal!!! And…Scott’s green monster squash weighed in at 725.5 pounds and set the new BC Squash Record!!! Scott was on Global BC’s Morning News (again) on Oct 28, 2015, with his heaviest 1st place giant pumpkin and squash!! This was contest #3 of 3!! Click 2015 for more.
On Oct 3, 2015, Scott Carley’s giant pumpkin (1 of his 4 largest ones) weighed in at 1,411 pounds and placed 1st (out of 20 entries) at Krause Berry Farms in Langley, BC!! This is the second year in a row that Scott’s giant pumpkin placed 1st in BC!! Scott broke his own BC Giant Pumpkin record!!! This was contest #2 of 3!! Click 2015 for more.
Watch Scott’s Global BC Evening News Video on October 3, 2015:
On Sep 26, 2015, Scott Carley’s giant pumpkin (1 of his 4 largest ones) weighed in at 1,427.5 pounds and placed 1st (out of 20 entries) in Skagit Valley, Washington, USA!! He was close to the site record of 1,450 pounds that was set by Giant Pumpkin World Record holder Joel Holland in 2014! This was contest #1 of 3 this season!! Click 2015 for more.
Photo of Scott Carley with his 1st place award winning pumpkin on Sep 26, 2015. Click 2015 for more media.
British Columbia’s All Time Top Ten Pumpkins:
BC’s Great Pumpkin Commonwealth (GPC) representatives are Glenn Dixon and Scott Carley.
Watch the GPC’s Video:
Our website is maintained by Scott’s loving wife: KirstinCarley.com
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