Giant Vegetable Growing Competition
Date(s) - March 25, 2017
Time - 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location - Ceres Environment Park
CERES Giant Vegetable Growing Competition will take place at next year’s CERES Harvest Festival.
We will be celebrating through the growing of giant long gourds, giant pumpkins and the unique odd shapes that traditional vegetables can turn into, that make us laugh and bring us joy.
The competition will have four categories:
1. Longest Gourd
2. Biggest Pumpkin (circumference & weight)
3. Most Unusual Looking Vegetable
4. Largest Sunflower Face
Do you know the gourd? It comes in many shapes and sizes and used throughout the world by many different cultures for food, musical instruments, bowls and utensils.
Are you growing your own unique gourds in Melbourne? Can you grow the biggest gourd?
If you want to get your hands on some free seeds from CERES Nursery’s giant gourd from last year, read on!
The seeds of the almighty ‘Oh my gourd’ belong to local Brunswick resident and friend of the nursery, Paul Dimauro who comes from an Scilian family of potato farmers in the Thorpdale area. Each year Paul looks for the perfect place to plant his amazing gourd seeds in the Nursery. Customers and staff get to share in the delight of watching these amazing fruits grow bigger and bigger and BIGGER over the summer season.
Paul has been growing his amazing gourds in the CERES Nursery for many years and we appreciate his hard work and effort.The almighty gourd we grew was 98.3cm long last year, can you beat it?
We would like to share the seeds from this gourd with people and community groups, so that they can grow their very own almighty long bottle gourd.
A limited number of seeds are available, for collection now from the CERES Nursery. Dont worry if you miss out we have more for purchse, along with Giant Pumpkin seeds and other unique gourds seeds too.
$5.00 entry fee is required on the day to enter.
So come join us for gourd tastings, gourd music and workshops. Plus for the winners, there will be some great prizes available.
So if you are a keen gardener and up for a little bit of friendly competition, now is the time to get in the garden and get growing.
CERES Harvest Festival celebrations will take place on Saturday 25th March 2017, from 10am.
* Gourds are in the same family as pumkins, so the same rules apply for growing gourds. http://