Growers say this was one of the best seasons for pumpkins in a long time

In the town of Onondaga, business is booming at The Pumpkin Hollow. “This is the best year for pumpkins we’ve seen in a long time,” said supervisor Gwendolyn Cox.

Vegetable industry expert Steve Reiners from Cornell University said the quality of this year’s pumpkin crop is one of the best they’ve seen as well.

“The 2019 growing season started cool and rainy, but a warmer, dryer summer ensured that New York growers will have plenty of pumpkins this year,” said Reiners.

When choosing your pumpkin, Reiners says to look for one with a sturdy, hard stem and no soft spots on the fruit.

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