Pumpkins/Squash

Illinois growers produce holiday standby at ‘pumpkin capital’

The reason pumpkins thrive in north central Illinois is in the sandy, fertile soil.

Crop mix keeps customers coming back for more

When the Erbs talk about the diversity of their crops, they're not exaggerating. They grow 74 varieties of heirloom tomatoes, 54 varieties of peaches and nectar... 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.... 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 Ste... 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 v... 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-scal... more »

Pumpkin management in the final stretch

You are in the final stretch of the pumpkin season in Michigan. Vines are dying down and cutting has begun. It is at this point you discover just how ... more »

Diversification, crop insurance reduce grower risks

Chris Eckert finds himself spending a lot of time talking about the weather. The president of Eckert’s, a family farm in southern Illinois, o... more »

Cooler temperatures start California pumpkin season

As temperatures dip into the 80s and the aroma of pumpkin spice fills the air, the fall season is upon us. Halloween is turning into Christmas. ... more »

Quebec’s Les Jardins de l’Île plans expansion

Les Jardins de l'Île, a Quebec farm growing raspberries, beans, squash, asparagus, recently received $100,000 in government financing for an expansio... more »

New squash, melon and pumpkin seeds developed at UNH avaialble

Growers preparing to plant their fruits and vegetables have a number of new summer squash, melon and pumpkins to choose from this year tha... more »

Illinois growers produce holiday standby at ‘pumpkin capital’

Morton, Illinois is the self-proclaimed “Pumpkin Capital of the World,” and it’s hard to argue the town’s right to that title. Much of the ... more »


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