the pumpkin crop is plentiful or short this
season, whether you have a crop of Autumn
Gold, New England Pie or the industry standard
Howden Field, one secret of raising pumpkins
is timing. Planting pumpkins too early may
cause them to soften and rot before Halloween.
Some farmers shoot for Flag Day and plant
their pumpkins on June 16th.
When it comes to marketing your pumpkins
for retail outlets, though, timing is definitely not
everything! Retailers now expect attractive packaging as well
as quality products.