dclement483
Jul 23

2019 diary

12 comments

 

This is the 1959 Hunt at dap 18 , 174 Ott

dclement483
Jul 31

 

1959 Hunt dap 25 ott 246

dclement483
Jul 31

 

This is the 1143 Engel orange wheel dap 30 259 ott

dclement483
Jul 31

We had our first good rain last nite plants are doing well been working 11 hour days so it’s been a lot of late nites in the patch I think I will take next year off and spend more time with the grand kids.

Phil & Jane Hunt - GVGO
Aug 1

Nice looking pumpkin Dan. Glad to hear the 1959 is doing well for you.

Glad to hear you got a rain. We sure could use some rain here in Dry Gulch (Cameron). We haven't got a decent rain in many weeks. They seem to just miss us for some reason. Already buying water.

dclement483
Aug 23

Well it looks like the 1959 plant has mosaic virus I have 6 vines still growing and 3 of them the tips have it so I cut them off and everything that doesn’t look good off the rest of the plant looks great and fruit is at day 50 and measures just under 1200 lbs, the one good thing is the plant covers about 1500 square ft so hopefully I will get a few more pounds before it shuts down, I noticed tonite that even my apple tree leaves seem to look like they have it, any pig weed I see has it also. Oh well can’t worry about what you can’t control

Ryan
Aug 23

That's a great weight at day 50 Dan. Dont give up. Some of those viruses are mis diagnosed. I wouldn't throw in the towel until it's over.

dclement483
Aug 24

Yes Ryan I’m not giving up on this one until the very last leaf lol !

Phil & Jane Hunt - GVGO
Aug 26

Hey Dan. Good to hear your 1959 Hunt pumpkin is producing you a good one. Hopefully you can keep it growing. Your ahead of our pumpkin last year at day 50, so keep up the great work. Lots of time before Wellington. Could we see our 1st 2,000#er? We're cheering for you. Thanks for giving our seed a chance.

dclement483
Aug 29

 

sorry for dark pic been working long hours I will send a better pic on Monday when measure again , we had a nice rain last nite and this morning which i hope everyone got the 1959Hunt fruit is still moving towards the sticks it started to canalope over about day 30 and thumps solid which means nothing to me as I have never had one go heavy, the virus is spreading but slowly I cut about 3 or 4 leaves off a nite I will take a pic of that also and post on Monday

Phil & Jane Hunt - GVGO
Aug 29

Thanks Dan. It has a great shape to it. Our 1959 also started to cantaloupe @ day 35. Our growth rate also dropped off to under 20# per day. Hopefully both our kins go very heavy come weigh off day.

 

I'm curious as to how many growers gave the 1959 Hunt seed a chance? If you did, how is it doing for you? Shoot me an email at janephilhunt@gmail.com & let me know. Thanks.

Good luck.

dclement483
Oct 26

 

Thanks to everyone who made Wellington a great day!!

Phil & Jane Hunt - GVGO
Oct 26

Congrats Dan on your big win & your new PB. Thanks also for giving our seed a chance. Wish we could have been there, but moose season takes 1st priority.

 

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