MOTHER OF PUMPKINS: Geoff Frohloff with his grand champion entry.
MOTHER OF PUMPKINS: Geoff Frohloff with his grand champion entry.

Geoff's giant pumpkin weighs how much?

MINDEN'S Geoff Frohloff has won the Giant Pumpkin Competition in Ipswich with a 261kg whopper - smashing Ekka records for the second year in a row.

His heavyweight entry weighed in at more than a quarter of tonne, breaking the previous show record of 204kg (2014) by a massive 57.5kg to be crowned the 2015 Champion Heaviest Pumpkin of Show.

Mr Frohloff's second entry in the competition tipped the scales at 207kg ensuring his dominance in this coveted Ekka competition continues.

According to the pumpkin grower the secret to success was planting in new soil, plenty of tender loving care for the four month growing cycle and his secret organic mulch recipe.

"I've been growing them for 28 years and they don't like high humidity; 26 degrees is the ideal temperature for them," he said.

His record breaking entry was extra impressive considering entries for the competition were down due to a poor growing season with some crops being washed out.


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