WCAV-WVAW-WAHU | Charlottesville, Virginia | News

Virginia Pumpkins Abound This Fall

October 6, 2012

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia pumpkin growers say their 2012 crop was a good one, with the big squash arriving at retail outlets around the state.

Kevin Semones of the Virginia Pumpkin Growers Association says jack-o-lantern pumpkins are the biggest he's ever seen. He says Virginia fared better than many neighboring states, where the pumpkins are in short supply.

Virginia has approximately 3,000 acres of pumpkins, gourds, squash and other Halloween-related items. The state produces around 5.3 million of the larger pumpkins for market each year, plus thousands of pounds more of smaller pumpkins and gourds.

Some of the most popular varieties of orange pumpkins are the Patsy Kline, Gladiator, Magic Lantern and Aladdin.

The comments sections of Newsplex.com are designed for thoughtful, intelligent conversation and debate. We want to hear from our viewers, but we only ask that you use your best judgment. E-mail is required, but will not be displayed with comment.

  • Comments cannot be profane or vulgar. We will not post comments that use profanity or cross the lines of good taste.
  • We will not post comments that use hate speech. Slurs, stereotypes and violent talk aren’t welcome on our website.
  • Comments should not attack other readers or people featured in our stories personally. Any accusations should be backed up with facts.
  • Any comment we post will be posted in its entirety. We do not edit any comment that we post.
  • Comments should contribute to the discussion. We will not post comments that don't advance the discussion. Flaming and/or trolling will not be tolerated.
  • Comments should not attack other posters. Let's keep the focus on the content of the story.

    As a host Newsplex.com welcomes a wide spectrum of opinions. However this is a site that we host. We have a responsibility to all our readers to try to keep our comment section fair and decent. For that reason The Newsplex reserves the right to not post or to remove any comment.

    If you have any ideas to improve the conversation or this section let us know. Send an e-mail to webmaster@newsplex.com.


powered by Disqus
The Charlottesville Newsplex 999 2nd Street S.E. Charlottesville, VA 22902 434.242.1919 – Main 434.220.7522 - Newsroom
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 172973111