Giant Hearts Donate Giant Seeds to Espanola


Espanola, Ontario
March 6, 2014

Jeff Warner of Englehart holds the current record of growing a 1,347 pound pumpkin; the largest in North Eastern Ontario.

The Town of Espanola contacted Jeff Warner about the possibility of purchasing his giant pumpkin seeds for Espanola homeowners to plant in preparation of the 3rd Annual Pumpkin & Fibre Arts Festival.


Warner, who’s heart is as giant as his pumpkin seeds, offered to donate his seeds to support our Pumpkin festival but he was short on the Town’s order of 2500.  Warner took it upon himself to contact his pumpkin growing peers who belong to the Giant Vegetable Growers of Ontario and they began shipping Jeff seeds to make up the full order for the Town of Espanola.

“These seeds are all from top notch growers around the province.  Much better seeds than you can buy from the store” says Warner.   “Growers are very generous when it comes to giving seeds that might help a new grower get started.  Hopefully a couple of your citizens might get the bug that we have and join the madness that we call pumpkin growing. The Giant Vegetable Growers of Ontario (GVGO) is a great club for someone to join that wants to learn a little more about growing these giants.” 

The giant pumpkin seeds will be mailed out to Espanola homeowners in the April newsletter for spring planting.

For information contact Cheryl Kennelly/Community & Economic Development   
Town of Espanola
(P)705-869-1961 ext 2212
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