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Better Crop for Local Pumpkins Expected

"This year was good because for the variety of pumpkins, because of the dry weather. We didn't have the ones susceptible to disease," said Judy Crum of Crumland Farms.

FREDERICK, Md. - Whether you're getting them for decoration on Halloween or filling for pies, you can expect bigger and better pumpkins as pumpkin growers say this year's climate in Western Maryland brought a major boost to their growth.

"The last two years we had a lot of diseases," said Judy Crum of Crumland Farms.

Local pumpkin grower Chris Crum of Crumland Farms says it's the extra rain that caused pumpkins to get diseases, but because of the relatively dryer weather pumpkins are shaping up in time for fall festivities.

"The past couple of years we had a lot of rain during the pumpkin growing season and pumpkins don't like a whole lot of rain at those last couple stages of development," said Crum.

"This was an exciting year because we don't have to buy pumpkins," said Judy Crum.

Pumpkin growers say their pumpkins look great, and are the healthiest they've seen in years.

So whether you like big ones, small ones, white ones or even apple shaped ones; you will also see a wider variety of pumpkins than in previous years.

"This year was good because for the variety of pumpkins, because of the dry weather. We didn't have the ones susceptible to disease," said Judy Crum.

 

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