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Giant Pumpkin Grower's Guide to Interpreting Soil Tests and Managing Fertility

Growing a giant pumpkin requires good luck, good weather, good seed, and good soil. Of those four, soil is the factor we have the most control over. This ten-page book has helped many growers achieve personal best pumpkins in their patches. It recommends labs to work with, which lab test profiles...

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$15.00 per package of seed

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90.50 Ailts 2021

World record genetic cross field pumpkin with 211 MacKinnon WR as pollinator. #3 at Altoona, WI weigh off. Thick walled, dense fruit on the inside. Smooth skin, bright reddish-orange color. Seeds from this pumpkin have produced the 160lb and 144lb Ailts field pumpkins (also available for sale here)

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$30.00 per package of 5 seeds

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865.00 Ailts 2021

1464 Brown x self. This orange and big genetic line stems from the 1501 VanderWielen. Contest-winning and dependable deep orange color due to generations of self crossing. Nice fruit symmetry and no structural flaws that would cause late season concern. Color flecks in the picture are...

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$25.00 per package of 2 seeds

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160.00 Ailts 2022

This field pumpkin is the 7th largest in the world for the 2022 growing season. It had a spectacular tall, symmetrical barrel shape. Grown from the 90.5 Ailts seed (also available on this website). The 90.5 contains the 211 MacKinnon genetics, previous world record.

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$40.00 per package of 5 seeds

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