Plenty of Pumpkins for Holiday Pies

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Plenty of Pumpkins for Holiday Pies
Mohammad Babadoost, Extension Plant Pathologist - University of Illinois (moe-hahm-id bah-buh-doost)

There should be plenty of pumpkin pie filling for the holidays. Todd Gleason has more from the number one pumpkin producing state in the nation.

Unlike last year this season’s pumpkin…
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Unlike last year this season’s pumpkin crop is a good one says University of Illinois Extension specialist Mohammad Babadoost.

Babadoost :27 …having enough canned pumpkin in the market.

Quote Summary - This year we started the season very favorably with enough moisture for the seed to germinate and establish a good canopy. It was also dry enough for the crop to not be flooded or have major disease problems develop early. This year’s crop is much better compared to last year’s. So, we shouldn’t have any problem with having enough canned pumpkin in the marketplace.

About ninety-percent of the nation’s processing pumpkins are grown and canned in Illinois. It can take as little as two hours from field to shelf-ready.