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AUSTIN, Minn. - In general, this spring and summer’s weird weather meant good things for pumpkin growers.
That is good because the demand for their product is pretty high this time of year and area pumpkin patches are ready.
It is the time of year for people to pick out their favorite pumpkin of any size.
“Big,” said Jacob Reisnour of Austin.
At Farmer John's Pumpkin Patch northwest of Austin, there are plenty of very traditional pumpkins to choose from.
His field is still filled with orange even after what he calls the busiest weekend they have seen in his 25 year history.
“The orange ones are beautiful, I mean probably the best pumpkins I've ever had and the biggest and the most,” said John Ulland of Farmer John’s.
If you are looking for more of a unique color, it is not going to be such an easy find.
“The colored pumpkins, they're colored by Cinderella, the white ones, the red ones, the white ones, the grey ones, they really didn't do it this year, they kind of let me down and I really don't understand why, but it's the worst crop I've ever had of them,” Ulland said.
Like other farmers, it has been an interesting spring and summer.
“Planting them was the biggest headache and then I grow one variety that's a 125 day pumpkin I didn't get planted because it would have been too late,” Ulland said.
The strange weather may actually have played a good role for the bumper crop of orange pumpkins.
“I think really the dry weather is good for them because last year was a fantastic year as well and it was very dry. I think you get less disease when you have dry weather and they got off to a good start,” Ulland said.
However they got there, Reisnour is just happy to be taking one home.
“What are you going to carve into it?”
“Jason,” Resinour said.
If you still need to decorate your home with some fall items, there is time to pick out your pumpkin.
For more information visit Farmer John’s Facebook page.
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