Once you’ve grown a quarter-ton pumpkin, what do you do with it?

You enter it in the Elysian Brewery Great Pumpkin Weigh-Off, of course:

That’s what Trevor did, after growing the pumpkin in his Gatewood garden:

He says “sunshine, good seeds, a lot of water, and some special care – that may be unique to the pandemic” enabled the pumpkin to swell to 500 pounds.

So then there was the matter of how to get it to Georgetown for the weigh-off. Trevor says his entire block on 37th SW came together to help:

The pumpkin contest was a prelude to Elysian’s Pumpkin Beer Festival. The winning pumpkin was 1,575 pounds. But Trevor’s was no less impressive, He credits family support, too,

(Thanks to Trevor for sending the photos and report!)

11 Replies to "Once you've grown a quarter-ton pumpkin, what do you do with it?"

  • Just wondering October 3, 2021 (10:34 am)

    And what happens to the giant pumpkins after the contest? Giant pies?

  • LBG October 3, 2021 (10:52 am)

    That’s a pretty nice pumpkin, Trevor! Congratulations to you and your neighborhood.

  • This October 3, 2021 (3:20 pm)

    Make a gigantic pumpkin spice beverage?

  • Andros October 3, 2021 (3:22 pm)

    I also asked this question. What do you do with a pumpkin that large? I am sure that the seeds are to Woody, and the flesh is too tough.Can you get a bunch of wild goats to eat it up?

    • Trevor October 4, 2021 (12:40 pm)

      It is currently in my front lawn as a Halloween decoration. I plan on chopping it up and harvesting the seeds once it begins to rot. If anyone wants it for their livestock – after 11-15-2021- they are welcome to come over and take it. 

      • Jennifer October 5, 2021 (11:41 am)

        That is pretty impressive Trevor! Here I was overjoyed with my 19 pound pumpkin from my garden! lol 

  • Also John October 3, 2021 (4:23 pm)

    You can sell the seeds….

  • burglerbustindad October 3, 2021 (6:14 pm)

    Trevor for Mayor!!!

  • Ivan Weiss October 4, 2021 (8:45 am)

    Whack it up with a machete and feed it to cattle. They will make short work of it.

  • Jort October 4, 2021 (10:41 am)

    Congratulations on your giant pumpkin, Trevor.

  • Dave October 6, 2021 (2:49 pm)

    I see you put Wayne Lim to work!…lol. Congratulations on a Great Pumpkin! :)

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