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European Championship Ludwigsburg 2022

Dear members,

we decided to repeat the format of our meeting in Ludwigsburg like we did it in 2020 and 2021 for another year.

The GPC weigh off (no prize money) in Ludwigsburg will be held on Saturday, October 8th 2022. More information can be found on the website: Info für Kürbiszüchter*innen – Wiegemeisterschaften Jucker Farm.

Please contact for details about delivering your fruits

Before the GPC weigh off we will meet at the nursery of the “Blühendes Barock” in Ludwigsburg again, starting at about 3:00 p.m. There will be a lot of time to meet, talk, eat and have some drinks. Food and drinks will be supported by Jucker, Crazy-Growers and EGVGA. But feel free to bring your own local drinks, if you want your giant vegetable friends to enjoy them.

As we will get free tickets again, you will also be able to visit the pumpkin exhibition.

There won’t be a fixed schedule or agenda for the meeting. Everybody can arrive and leave at any time.

Like every year the “Show Weigh Off – European Championship” will be held on Sunday, October 9th 2022 – starting at about 1:00 p.m. All pumpkins incl. previous weighed fruits can compete for the prize money at that show (no GPC weigh off). Details can be found here: Info für Kürbiszüchter*innen – Wiegemeisterschaften Jucker Farm. There is also an extra bonus for a new world record, details on their website as well.

Of course we will also get an official weight or measurement for other fruit or vegetable categories for you.

Jucker and EGVGA will support the grower of the biggest pumpkin of every country with transport of the pumpkin (250 € from Jucker plus 150 € from EGVGA) and accommodation in Hotel Favorit. Please contact Alisa Kaefer for more info.

If you need a room for the night, you can contact Hotel Favorit again and book with codeword “Pumpkingrower”: or Tel: 0049 7141 976770

We hope to meet many of you in Ludwigsburg.

Like every year we are gathering seeds for the membership seed packages.

Please send seeds from your giant pumpkins and other giants to:

Arnold Horde
Diefdijk 4
4141 md
The Netherlands

German members:
Andreas Wild
Kurfuerstenstr. 26
51789 Lindlar

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