NC & VA Cooperative Extension Collaborate on Eastern Pumpkin Trial

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PumpkinsPumpkin acreage is increasing across both North Carolina and Virginia. When selecting good varieties to plant, growers in the east evaluate their choices differently than growers in the western part of these states. Due to the warmer, more humid climate in the east, pumpkin varieties must have higher heat tolerance and disease resistance in order to perform well here.

To help growers make informed choices on which varieties to plant, North Carolina Cooperative Extension partnered with Virginia Cooperative Extension in the summer of 2019 to evaluate pumpkin cultivars for their adaptability to eastern region growing conditions.

To view the final report, including pictures, visit this link and click on the PDF: 2019 NC-VA Pumpkin Cultigen Evaluations.