Iconic fall crops such as pumpkins are doing well just before harvest, even though temperatures are still hovering in the 90s in several U.S. regions.
“The fields are looking great, and the warm weather has provided the perfect growing condition for us to have an early supply available to meet retailer’s post-Labor Day demand,” said Danielle Ratto, saleswoman for Manteca, Calif.-based Van Groningen and Sons Inc., in a news release.
The lineup of varieties to be available from Van Groningen and Sons include Warty Goblins as well as “Pinterest porch-worthy classics” called Jarradales and Fairytales, according to the release.
Ratto said in the release that “yields should be favorable and supplies ample through Halloween.”
“There has been talk of shortages in the East (U.S.) due to the heavy rains from the hurricane, which usually drives up demand here in the West,” she said in the release.