Giant Pumpkin Competition 2011 - Western Cape, Brackenfell
09h00, Saturday, 05 March 2011
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Where: Fairbridge Mall, Brackenfell, Western Cape
Twenty-two pumpkin growing experts will compete for the Giant Pumpkin Champion title at the Fairbridge Mall in Brackenfell on 5 March 2011. Motivated by the fresh fruit and vegetable procurement division of the Shoprite Group, Freshmark, the annual search for the largest pumpkin encourages growers to show their green-fingered skills in producing giant pumpkins.
The current record of a 379.5 kg pumpkin was sent by Drikus Kleinhans from Sasolburg in 2008. A record that remained unmatched in 2009 and 2010. The 2011 Giant Pumpkin Champion will walk away with R10,000 whether or not the 2008 record is broken, but all competitors are no doubt hoping to set a new South African record.