How Do They Grow?

Bigger Pumpkins…Ways to Grow Food Better Goals of Great Pumpkin Commonwealth!

Pittsburgh Monster Pumpkins Festival is proud to partner with Great Pumpkin Commonwealth (GPC)

The GPC cultivates the hobby of growing giant pumpkins throughout the world by establishing standards and regulations that ensure quality of fruit, fairness of competition, recognition of achievement, fellowship and education for all participating growers and weigh-off sites.

In partnership with the Pittsburgh Monster Pumpkins Festival, the group, along with member chapters in New York, Michigan and the Pennsylvania Giant Pumpkin Growers Association (PGPGA), is lending its support and providing help to stage activities, grow and secure the necessary pumpkins that will be used in Pittsburgh—soon to become one of the largest festivals of its kind on the east coast.

A primary purpose of the group? To attract new growers and advance giant pumpkin growing as a sport/hobby throughout the world. The Commonwealth works diligently to educate the public about successful techniques and new products available to advance and improve the organic process.

Want to Grow Your Own Giant?

Log on to GPC and discover a wealth of information about these incredible fruits and the work, seeds and science behind the efforts. Follow this link on Pennsylvania Giant Pumpkin Growers Association (PGPGA) to read a detailed article about the basics of starting your own patch from seed. Good luck and good Growing.

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