Despite drought, pumpkin shippers expect good quality - The Packer

Despite drought, pumpkin shippers expect good quality

08/29/2012 01:19:00 PM
Andy Nelson

Jackson’s acreage is down because of drought and limited water supplies in some areas, Green said. The company will market about 200 acres of pumpkins, down from 240-300 in years past.

At the end of August Green reported good quality, yields and size. Hodges said Greiner Farms wasn’t hit as hard as other growing regions because of lower temperatures in Michigan the second half of the summer. Greiner Farms also reported good quality and size heading into the season.

Van Groningen also expected good quality and sizing this year.

“The vines look very good — good canopy, there shouldn’t be any sunburn. We should normal or above-normal quality.”

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