Top 10 Largest Pumpkins in the World & Records
Welcome to the original pumpkin record page. This is the official page identifying the heaviest pumpkins in the world per country.
This is the current 2021 list of the Top 10 largest pumpkins grown to date. The majority of these pumpkins were grown in Europe and the UK, but only 4 of the pumpkins were grown in USA. Europe has the top 4 largest pumpkins recorded to date.
The World Record Pumpkin as of Oct 2021 is from Stefano Cutrupi from Italy of 1226 KG (2708.8 lbs)
Scroll to the bottle of the page to see each pumpkin record by the Country. It will list by Country, State or Provence for the heaviest pumpkin of that region. To date, 23 new 2021 giant pumpkin records from around the world have been identified.
It takes a lot of time and effort to grow these huge pumpkins. The majority of these pumpkin growers have failed during the growing process. One of the factors in growing a large pumpkin is the seed, watering, burying the vine node, and removing other pumpkins on the plant.
Let’s take a look at our current 2021 Top 10 pumpkin growers. If you want to see the pumpkin records, please scroll down the page.
10. 2433.9 pounds by Ian & Stuart Patron (1104 kg)
Ian & Stuart are from Lymington, UK. This is the largest pumpkin to date grown in the United Kingdom.
This massive pumpkin would make one gigantic jack-o’-lantern. The giant pumpkin weighed in at 2433.9 pounds was grown by Ian and Stuart Paton, twin brothers from England.
The brothers who planted the pumpkin in a greenhouse in April said it was the first time they used peat moss instead of organic manure as fertilizer. The twins run the Pinetops nursery in Lymington, New Forest.
9. 2439.4 pounds by Mario Vangeel (1106.5 kg)
2021 Belgium’s Mario Vangeel pumpkin didn’t dominate this year’s European Ludwigsburg championship, but he still produced a nice size pumpkin weighing in at 1106.5 kilos. Did you know you can buy a giant pumpkin seed?
8. 2469.5 pounds by Steve Daletas (1120.1 kg)
Steve is a seasonal grower who constantly grows massive pumpkins. This 2018 pumpkin was grown in Pleasant Hill OR, winning the 2018 Terminator Weigh-Off! Steve’s pumpkin weighed in at a whopping 2,469 pounds. Have you ever tried to float a pumpkin and paddle it across a lake? It’s regatta time at the West Coast Giant Pumpkin Regatta.
7. 2517 pounds by Karl & Beverly Haist (1141.7 kg)
What? Does Karl have another massive pumpkin? Amazing.. This pumpkin was also grown in Clarence Center New York in 2019. Pumpkin growers belong to the Great Pumpkin Commonwealth pumpkin to compete with others with impressive pumpkin weights.
6. 2517.7 pounds by Ruben Mendi (1142 kg)
Rubén Mendi of Valtierrano was proclaimed 2021 winner, of the Giant Pumpkin Contest held in his hometown. Mendi presented a specimen with a total weight of 1,142 kilos, staying very close to the Spanish record that he himself holds with the pumpkin with which he won last edition (1,157.50 kilos). The world record is still held by Belgian farmer Mathias Willemijns with a 1,191 kg specimen.
DQ – 2520 Pounds by Mike Schmit – Disqualified
In 2021, Mike Schmit grew largest pumpkin in the United States in Markesan, Wisconsin. It weighs 2,520 pounds. Unfortunately, a tiny crack in the pumpkin disqualified it from entering any competitions this year. If you watch his YouTube Channel you’ll see he grew a larger pumpkin of 2593 but it also failed due to a massive crack.
5. 2528 pounds by Steve Geddes (1146.7 kg)
As we approach the end of the Top 10 pumpkins, Steve grew this 2018 pumpkin in Boscawen, New Hampshire. Per the photos, we see a lot of happy people dwarfed by the huge pumpkin. The pumpkin was weighed at Deefield Fair
4. 2551.9 pounds by Ruben Mendi (1157.5 kg)
On September 12, 2020, the XII edition of the international giant pumpkin fair was held at the Oasis de Bardenas hotel in Valtierra. Once again the Valtierrano Rubén Mendi prevailed, who in addition to achieving the Spanish record, managed to place his pumpkin as the second heaviest in the world.
At the weigh-off, Mendi revalidated his triumphs of 2017, 2018, and 2019. He won with a pumpkin that weighed 1157.50 kg (2551.9 lbs) on the scale. In 2019, Mendi won with a 990.5 kg pumpkin. The second heaviest pumpkin was that of the British Paton brothers, from the English town of Lymington, which weighed 934.5 kg. Due to the pandemic, the Paton brothers did not attend the contest in person.
He enjoys the hobby of growing large pumpkins and has impressed Spain by winning a contest with a giant specimen weighing 1157.9 kilos.
3. 2593.7 pounds by Ian & Stuart Paton – 185 Stones (1176.5 kg)
Well, the Paton brothers did it again. In 2020, they grew a 1176.5 KG – 185 Stone, pumpkin in the UK. This is a new UK pumpkin record.
A pair of twins have grown UK’s biggest pumpkin weighed in at a whopping 2,593.7lb- heavier than two polar bears.
Ian and Stuart Paton, 59, from Lymington in Hampshire’s New Forest National Park, have beaten the previous UK best of 2,433lb and narrowly missed out on the world record by just 31lb.
One unique issue about this pumpkin, it was grown in a greenhouse versus outdoors.
2. 2624.6 pounds by Mathias Willemijns (1190.5 kg)
The second largest pumpkin to date goes to Mathias Willemijns from Deurle, Belgium. THis is the largest pumpkin for Belgium. The pumpkin was weighed at the European Pumpkin Weigh-Off in 2016.
1. 2702.8 pounds by Stefano Cutrupi (1226 kg)
This pumpkin will be taken to the European championship held in Stuttgart, Germany for display and to participate in the local championship weighoff.
This pumpkin measured over the top (OTT) 1300 cm or 511 inches, but if you look at the photo it truly doesn’t represent how huge the pumpkin really is. The Peccioli competition was also made more appealing by offering prizes for the giant pumpkins. The prizes ranged from eighth place to first with awards from 50 euros to 3 thousand for the first place with a world record. A nice price for Stefano Cutrupi when he was paid per 2 euros per kg for the new Italian record.
Giant Pumpkin Growing Records
If you have a giant pumpkin record, and you would like to see your country listed, please send me an e-mail.
Of course, your pumpkin must be weighed on a certified scale. I won’t accept a photo of five-bathroom scales or some other funky method.
Old Pumpkin stuff: . Picture of the 2003 World Record pumpkin
Records apply to the location they were grown. If you grew the pumpkin on the four square, sure, I’ll give you credit for each State. Hopefully, the growers live in the same place as they grow their pumpkin. If you live in one state and you grow the pumpkin in another state, your record will be listed with a footnote describing your record. Email me with your stats, mcalpin1 @ yahoo.com
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 Pumpkin was grown in Virginia, but the grower lives in North Carolina