This year’s New Jersey pumpkin crop will feature great quality, but the fruit will be of average size. Assistant New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Al Murray says Charlie Brown likely will not be seeing the Great Pumpkin in New Jersey this fall. He says sizes will be average… South Jersey agricultural extension agent Michelle Infante-Casella said dry weather also kept disease in check for pumpkins. She said some Jersey pumpkin growers actually brought them out of the fields and put them in storage, so that when it did rain, they did not succumb to fungal diseases… "As a result, the 2015 crop probably looks a little bit better than the 2014 crop," she said… "If they were not fertilized enough in the field, a lot of time they will not turn deep orange," she said. That deeper orange color is going to show maturity as well. She also advises New Jersey consumers to support local farmers by buying local, that is, locally grown and harvested.
/ / Pumpkin Picking in NJ? Expect Great, But Not Great Big Selections For 2015