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Australian Atlantic Giant Pumpkin Records

Last updated 24 March 2023

Australian Record Atlantic Giant Pumpkin (C. maxima) 867kg grown by Dale Oliver (2021 NSW)

State Records

  • QLD 361.5kg grown by Tony Frohloff 2020

    • Previously 355.2kg grown by Russell Vogel in 2018

      • Previously 339kg grown by Geoff and Tony Frohloff 2016

  • NSW 867kg grown by Dale Oliver 2021

    • Previously 743kg grown by Dale Oliver 2015

  • Victoria 385.1kg grown by Phillip McCauley 2012

  • Tasmania 731.0kg grown by Shane Newitt 2022

    • Previously 553.5kg grown by Shane Newitt 2019

      • Previously 455.5kg grown by Shane, Bella and Jess Newitt 2018​

  • WA (no paperwork submitted so not certified by AGPVS but weighed at Dwellingup Pumpkin Festival) 361kg Robert Giumelli 2018

    • Previously 313kg Amarah and Kelsey Freemantle 2017

  • SA 440kg grown by Ken & Rosemary Holden 2003

  • NT - no known record

Giant Green Squash (C. maxima) 612kg grown by Dale Oliver 2015 (NSW)


Other Australian Giant Vegetable and Fruit Records


Cucurbita pepo:

Heavy Field Pumpkin (uncertified) 25 kg grown by Phillip McCauley (2013 VIC)

Heavy Vegetable Marrow 38.0 kg grown by Phillip McCauley (2015 VIC)

Cucurbita moschata:

Heavy Stock Gramma - no known record

Heaviest "Butternut type" squash  (including Violina Di Rugosa) - 10kg (WA)


Heavy Bushel Gourd 50.5kg grown by Dale Oliver (2022 NSW)

  • Previously 42.8 kg grown by Robert Weber (2001 VIC)

Table Pumpkins & Zucchini:

[While many local agricultural shows have categories for heavy table pumpkins and zucchini marrows, the results are rarely reported back to AGPVS. We can confirm/certify that any claims forwarded to us have been measured correctly, but rely on the agricultural show to have correctly identified the variety which was weighed and do not consider ourselves to be reliably informed of all of the heaviest table pumpkins and zucchini marrows (courgettes) that have been grown in Australia.]

  • Queensland blue 24.6kg (1998 VIC)

  • Grey Table Pumpkin (part Queensland Blue heritage) 34.8kg grown by Melody Cameron (2018 NSW)

  • Cushaw squash 9.2kg (VIC)

  • Tromboncino 6.20kg grown by Aimee Bendotti (2021 WA)

  • Heavy Zucchini marrow [Courgette] 7.28kg grown by Lucy Ward and Grace Sarta (2023 VIC)

    • (uncertified) 7.8kg grown by Mark, Christy, Tiana and Tameka Hobbs (2022 VIC)

    • Previously 6.3kg (uncertified weight 6.4kg on home scales a week prior) grown by Sophie Thomson (2021 SA), "Caesar" variety

    • Previously (uncertified) 6kg grown by Geoff and Cassandra Hill (2021 NSW)

    • Previously certified at 5kg (1997 VIC)

Heaviest Fruits:

  • Heaviest avocado 1.990kg

  • Heaviest Watermelon 102.0kg grown by Geoff Frohloff (2019 QLD)

    • Previous (uncertified) 95 kg grown by Galen Pettigrew (2001)

  • Heaviest citron / pie melon 29.78kg grown by Geoff Frohloff (2018 QLD) 

  • Heaviest Cantaloupe (uncertified) 12.3kg grown by Ben Surma

    • AGPVS certified heaviest cantaloupe 10.5 kg grown by Ned Katich (1982 WA)

  • Heaviest Tomato (uncertified) 2.2 kg grown by Rodney Leadbetter

  • Heaviest Eggplant (aubergine) 1.738 kg grown by Sam Trotta (2011 VIC)

  • Heaviest sweet pepper (Capsicum) - no known record

  • Heaviest chilli pepper - no known record

  • Heaviest Cucumber (C. sativus) - no known record​


Heaviest Root Vegetables:

  • Mangel (Fodder) Beetroot (yellow or red) 11 kg grown by Phillip McCauley (2013 VIC)

  • Table Beetroot 1.64kg grown by Clifford McKnight (2021 TAS)

    • Previously 1.2kg (1997 VIC)

  • Kohlrabi 7.72kg grown by Michael Stillman (2014 QLD)

  • White radish 17.2 kg grown by Frank Litterini (1992 South Australia) - certified by Guinness World Records

  • Red radish 8.3kg grown by Margaret & Douglas Hutchison (2019 QLD)

    • Previously 675g grown by Marie Kalkaus (2017 QLD)

  • Carrot 3.99kg (1980 NSW)​

  • Parsnip 1.530kg grown by Julie Grant (2021 TAS)

  • Turnip (uncertified, newspaper article) 18.3kg grown by Roger Bignell (2018 TAS)

    • AGPVS certified Turnip 1.554kg grown by Melody Cameron (2017 NSW)

  • Swede 2.960kg grown by John Leadbetter (2016 NSW)

  • Onion 1.6kg (1997 VIC)

  • Leek - no known record

  • Garlic - no known record

  • Elephant Garlic 1.092kg grown by Jonathan Thompson (2022, SA)

    • Previously 0.813kg grown by Melody Cameron (2016 NSW)

  • Sweet Potato (uncertified, newspaper article) 13kg (approx) grown by Gino Farronato (NSW)

  • Yam (Dioscorea) - no known record

  • Jicama (Mexican yam bean, Pachyrhizus erosus) - no known records

  • Potato (uncertified, newspaper article) 1.497kg grown by Stephen Bendotti (2019 Warren District Agricultural Society field day, WA)

    • Previously (uncertified) 1.187 kg grown by Liz Taylor


Heaviest Pods:

  • Broad (Fava) Bean - 122g grown by Joseph Russo (2021 VIC)

Heaviest Leafy Vegetables:

  • Heaviest Celery - no known record

  • Heaviest Green Cabbage 17.60kg grown by Gary Ryan (2020 WA)

    • Previously Heaviest Green Cabbage (uncertified) 10kg (approx) grown by Gino Farronato (2010 NSW)

  • Heaviest Red Cabbage 7.95kg grown by Gary Ryan (2020 WA)

  • Heaviest Cauliflower (with leaves, but should be trimmed) (uncertified, newspaper article) 8kg (approx) grown by Gino Farronato (2010 NSW)

  • Heaviest Kale - no known record

  • Heaviest Silverbeet - no known record

  • Heaviest radicchio (uncertified, newspaper article) 2.5kg (approx) grown by Gino Farronato (2013 NSW)

  • Heaviest Rhubarb single leaf 0.43kg (1997 VIC)


Longest Fruits:

  • Long Zucchini (Courgette) 99cm (1997 VIC)

  • Long Tromboncino 1.828m grown by Geoffrey Jiang (2023 VIC)

    • Previously 167.4cm grown by Danielle Napier (2020 NSW)

    • Honourable mention to Sophie Thomson of SA (Sophie's Patch, Gardening Australia) for a DMG 168cm long tromboncino

    • Previously 144cm grown by Tilisha Chen (aka Teresa Boyd) (2018 VIC)

    • Previously 126.3cm by Fiona Duthie (2017 QLD)

  • Longest bugle / trombone gramma - no known record

  • Longest Cucumber (C. sativus) - no known record

  • Longest Armenian Cucumber (C. melo) 130.5cm grown by Keegan Meyers (2016 SA)

  • Long Gourd 3.080 metres grown by Ben Surma (NSW 2012)

  • Long Pepper (sweet or hot) - no known record


Longest Root Vegetables:

  • Carrot 227.0cm (2.270m) (1997 VIC)

  • Parsnip - no known record

  • Beetroot - no known record


Longest pods:

  • Runner Bean - no known record

  • Broad (Fava) Bean - 32.1cm grown by Joseph Russo (2021 VIC)

  • Snake bean (cowpea) 77.5cm grown by Marie Kalkaus (2017 QLD)

    • Previous 65.0cm grown by Marie Kalkaus (2017 QLD)

  • Longest Corn Cob (husk removed) - 21.4cm grown by Stuart Binnion (2022 SA)


Tall plants:

  • Tall Corn (EGVGA rules for measuring) 446cm by Michael Stillman (2014 QLD)

  • Tall Sunflower 5.00 metres grown by Paul Latham (2001 VIC)

  • Tallest Silverbeet plant (including flowers) 444.8cm grown by Giuseppe Sacco (2022 VIC)


Produce per plant:

  • Number of sunflower heads on a single plant - 82  grown by Paul Latham (VIC)

  • Number of corn cobs on a single plant - no known record



  • Sunflower Head (Wide) 19.5 inches (49.5cm) grown by Paul Latham (2016 VIC)



  • Gourd Circumference 1.770m grown by Robert Weber (2001 VIC)

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