Pumpkin Harvest Survives Hot, Dry Summer
COLLEGEVILLE — You shouldn’t have too much trouble finding pumpkins this fall. Central Minnesota’s pumpkin harvest appears to have weathered the hot and dry summer pretty well.
Todd Beumer owns Collegeville Orchards. He says he moved his pumpkin patch to a new location this year and is seeing a bumper crop. He says pumpkin plants are fairly resilient. They can survive with limited amounts of water to a point, but really prefer some cooler nights to allow the female blossoms to set in.
Beumer says some of the other pumpkin patches he’s seen also look good. He says they have all variety’s of sizes this year and are open 7-days a week from 10:00 until 6:00.