Syd Haag the Pumpkin Man

Pumpkin king: Farmer still tending his crop at 86

THERE'S more than 30 kinds of pumpkins, including Haag's Special, grown at Syd Haag's Boonah farm.

There's Desert Table pumpkins, Queensland Blue, Ironbark, Jarrahdale, Windsor Black, Bugle and pear-shaped, paw-paw, Japanese flap, crown prince, red butternut and even a pumpkin specifically grown from Gramma Pie.

The 86-year-old farmer has been tending to his eclectic 70 acre crops, which also includes four kinds of peanuts, for more than 30 years.

The biggest pumpkin he ever picked weighed 150kg.

Read the full story at The Queensland Times


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