Purdue U.: Pumpkin crops looking good

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Despite the summer's drought conditions, the pumpkin crops look strong and healthy according to Purdue University.

There were initial fears that the crop would not grow properly but died because of the dryness actually protected the crop from many diseases.

Purdue plant experts say to look for soft spots when picking your pumpkin this year. Another thing to look out for is to make sure the stems are full and green and that the brighter the orange color, the better.

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