Dry Weather Yields Large Pumpkin Harvest

JUNCTION CITY, Ore. — It’s the time of the year when Lone Pine Farms expects hundreds of people to head to its pumpkin patch to pick out the perfect pumpkin. The farm said it’s been a great year for the pumpkin crop.

The 20 acre you pick pumpkin patch looks like a sea of orange, as the patch is completely filled with pumpkins of all shapes, sizes, and even colors.

The dry weather during the summer didn’t cut down on the amount of pumpkins grown at the farm this year.

Farmers said pumpkins enjoy sun at the beginning of the growing season and the farm waters the crop to make sure the pumpkins grow when the weather’s not too wet.

So far, the farm said the pumpkins are looking better than they did last year. “Just as good or better. The set’s better this year than last year, so per acre we have a lot more. A lot more pumpkins to choose from, so we’ve got a lot for everybody,” said Dan Murray, Lone Pine Farms general manager.

The farm said one indicator of a good pumpkin crop is the size, shape and color of the pumpkins.


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