giant pumpkins

Northern Community Radio

Max and Bertha Pumpkin rolled in from Nova Scotia to offer some advice on growing the giant pumpkins planted at Northern Community Radio's Grand Rapids studio. You have to listen to believe it! One thing is clear: baby giant pumpkin plants experience a growth spurt whenever you pledge to the "You Dig" summer membership drive. Call 800/662-5799 or pledge online at KAXE dot org.

According to Danny Dill, you can't burn a dried out giant pumpkin for firewood, but you can certainly climb into one. "Actually, a giant pumpkin would be good to get inside to stay warm," he says with a laugh.

Dill's Atlantic Giant is the world's largest pumpkin variety. Danny Dill lives in Windsor, Nova Scotia. Danny's father, Howard, was a world champion pumpkin grower. Howard developed a variety of pumpkin that could grow truly huge - the Atlantic Giant.