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Growing giants with Gerjan

The (only) 23 years old Gerjan from The Netherlands grows pumpkins. “Pumpkins?” I hear you say. But we’re not talking about just any pumpkins here. Gerjan’s speciality is growing big pumpkins. Giant pumpkins! Pumpkins so large they can only be transported with a shovel. Gerjan has been a fan of growing since he was very young. That’s why he studied Plant Sciences at Wageningen University. His passion has grown into a real business over the last years, resulting in the birth of his website.

This year, Gerjan aims to grow a pumpkin of 700 kg! 

Guess & win


varieties of ornamental and edible pumpkins

1,5 ha

the piece of land Gerjan grows on


pumpkins per year

Dutch Championship Heaviest Pumpkins and Vegetables

On Saturday, 28 September, 2024, the Dutch Championship Heaviest Pumpkins and Vegetables will be held in Hasselt, The Netherlands.

Gerjan is participating again with his giants. With his experiences from previous years in mind, Gerjan has once again refined his strategy. This year, he will cultivate three potential winners, one in his greenhouse and two in the open field. A true legend never bets on just one horse!

Track record

2018 - 510 kg

2020 - 603,5 kg

2021 - 635,5 kg

2022 - 526 kg

2023 - Oops! Didn't make it to the scale.

About pumpkin farm Wezep

With over 50 different varieties of edible and ornamental pumpkins, Pompoenerie Wezep is the place to be. From giant pumpkins to tasty edible pumpkins, they can all be found (and bought) there. They also provide delicious pumpkin recipes.  

Pumpkin farm Wezep also has a few special varieties, which they have crossed themselves. It is therefore still a surprise what will come out of this, but one thing is certain: these special pumpkins are only available there! 

Giant Pumpkins recap 2023

Guess & win

There are three prizes to win:

1. A tunnel greenhouse, an AutoPot Easy2Grow system with 12 pots, 5 liters of Alga OR Terra Grow, 5 liters of Alga OR Terra Bloom and four 1-liter additives of choice.

2. A Plagronized beanbag, 5 liters of Alga OR Terra Grow, 5 liters of Alga OR Terra Bloom, and four 1-liter additives of choice.

3. A Top Grow Box of your choice.

Check our terms and conditions for a complete explanation and details of each prize.


FREE entry

10:00 am - 07:00 pm

Natuurboerderij Hogeboom, Hasselt