AZGVG Through The Years

Just getting a giant vegetable to the scale, in Arizona, is an awesome achievement.  Months of hard work and special attention – to the needs of our plants – don’t earn most of us more than a ribbon or an occasional t-shirt.

We also want to thank the volunteers who arrive early to setup for a weigh-off, or drive wherever, to make sure all of our giant vegetables have the chance to be given an official weight.


What can we say about 2020 …. Hey! We social distanced like champions.  The AZGVG‘s scales traveled throughout the Valley, and made the trip to Sierra Vista, to weigh all the giant pumpkins and watermelons that survived our record setting summer.  (Who could have planned for 52 days of temperatures of 110 degrees or higher).  Not only did Phoenix set records this summer.  It was also the hottest on record for Flagstaff, Prescott, Payson, Winslow, and Page.  To make matters worse, our Monsoon season became a “Non-soon” season.  We had less than 0.1 inch of rain this summer.

The good news is Arizona FINALLY has a 100+ pound watermelon.  Scott Culp set the Arizona Record with a 118.35 pound watermelon this summer.

Congratulations to everyone!

Arizona State Record -- Scott Culp (Sierra Vista) 118.35 lb. Watermelon
Scott Culp (Sierra Vista) 404.5 lb Giant Pumpkin
Gary Soutier (Phoenix) 231.4 lb Giant Pumpkin
Rick Johnson (Paradise Valley) 134.15 lb Giant Pumpkin