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Top 10 Largest Pumpkins In The World & Records

World Largest Pumpkin 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 2020 list of the Top 10 largest pumpkins grown to date.  The majority of these pumpkins were grown in the USA, but 3 of the pumpkins were grown in Europe and currently, Europe has first and second place for the largest pumpkins.

Scroll to the bottle of the page to see the country giant pumpkin records. It will list by Country, State or Provence the heaviest pumpkin for that region. 

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 2020 Top 10 pumpkin growers.  If you want to see the pumpkin records, please scroll down the page.

10. 2363 pounds by Joel Holland

2363 Holland Largest Pumpkin Records

Joel is the grandfather of all the pumpkin growers. Joel has been growing pumpkins for 25 years and each year he knocks one out of the park. This personal best was grown in 2017 and was weighed in at the Half Moon Bay Weigh-off.  Most of the West coast growers take their pumpkin to Half Moon Bay for the prize money.  I wonder how much Joel made with this beast of a pumpkin.

9. 2416.5 pounds by Karl Haist

2416 Haist Largest Pumpkin Records

Karl has some secret that he isn’t telling anyone.  He has two pumpkins in the Top 10.  What do you think it is?  Seeds or just plain luck.  I don’t know but I wish I knew.  This is a 2018 pumpkin that was weighed by Ohio Valley Giant Pumpkin Growers Weigh-Off.  Karl grew it at Clarence Center New York

8. 2433.9 pounds by Ian & Stuart Patron

2433 Patron Pumpkin 2018

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.

7. 2469.5 pounds by Steve Daletas

Steve daletas 2018 pumpkin 2469

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.

6. 2517 pounds by Karl & Beverly Haist

2517 Haist Largest Pumpkin 2019

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.

5. 2517.7 pounds by Ruben Mendi

Spain giant pumpkin 1142 kilos

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.

4. 2528 pounds by Steve Geddes

2528 Geddes Largest Pumpkin Records

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

3. 2551.9 pounds by Ruben Mendi 

1157 kg Largest Pumpkins In The World & Records

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.

2. 2593.7 pounds by Ian & Stuart Paton – 185 Stones


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.

1. 2624.6 pounds by Mathias Willemijns

2624.6 Mathias Willemijns World Largest Pumpkin Records

The largest pumpkin to date and the World Record goes to Mathias Willemijns from Deurle, Belgium.  As a World Record, it is the largest pumpkin for Belgium.  The pumpkin was weighed at the European Pumpkin Weigh-Off in 2016.

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 @

If you’re viewing on a mobile device, please scroll from the right to the left to see all the data.

[1] Pumpkin was grown in Virginia, but the grower lives in North Carolina

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