Pumpkins/Squash

Sykes launches organic brand for squash

The Sykes Co. of Rio Rico, Arizona, in November announced a new brand, Palo Alto Organics, for hard squashes grown by its grower-partners in Mexico. Spaghetti and butternut squashes will be among the first of... more »

PennRose Farms expands offerings to retail, foodservice

PennRose Farms is expanding its geographic footprint with the addition of Moore Farms in Manor, Georgia, and Patterson Farm in China Grove, North Carolina, to its family of growers. These grower partnerships, with produce exclusively... more »

Researchers monitor, forecast cucurbit downy mildew

Cucurbit vegetables grown in the U.S., namely watermelon, cucumber, squash, pumpkin and muskmelon, are worth $1.35 billion. Faculty at Penn State in collaboration with 16 other universities will utilize funding awarded by the 2018 USDA... more »

Creating a fall community tradition through your market

Twenty-nine years ago, Helen Huitink and her late husband, Dave, started Pumpkinland, an annual event on their farm... more »

California pumpkin supply strong for Halloween buildup

In the final weeks before Halloween, ample supplies of California pumpkins remain to continue the promotion of carving-type orange Jack O’ Lanterns. “We have experienced very moderate temperatures... more »

New York pumpkins ripening early

New York state's pumpkin crop is early this year due to ideal growing conditions in the state. Consumers should act fast when picking says Steve Reiners, professor and chair of... more »

Paris Four Seasons hotel tries growing its own vegetables

Talk about the cream of the crop. A luxury hotel in Paris, the Four Seasons Hotel George V, is establishing an organic garden to grow fruits and vegetables for a hotel restaurant, Le George. “When we open... more »

Array of methods needed to curb the pesky squash vine borer

The squash vine borer (Melittia curcubitae) is a menace to squash, zucchini, and pumpkins and presents major challenges for gardeners and smaller-scale farmers – by the time these crops have wilted, it’s usually too late... more »


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