LA CRESCENT, Minnesota (WXOW) – With less than two weeks until Halloween, one pumpkin grower said sales are at a prime.
Farmer Tom Ferguson said he usually plants pumpkin seeds around May 20.
But the ground was so cold and wet this spring, he had to wait until the third week of June to plant them.
By harvest time, Ferguson said he lost half of his crop.
He said that's something farmers account for.
"You know we did have pumpkins, and some fields were really quite good. So I would just put it as more of a disappointing year," said Ferguson, owner of Ferguson's Orchards.
He's also running Leidel's Apples.
Ferguson said he did make up for some of the pumpkin shortage by teaming up with neighbors, who also plant pumpkins.
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