Pumpkin Crop Doubles


Warrensburg IL – The summer drought may have taken a toll on the corn crop, but this year in Central Illinois one local farmer is seeing one of the best pumpkins crops.


Pumpkins do well in dry weather, because too much rain causes diseases. Black Bart's Pumpkin Patch in Warrensburg grew twice as many pumpkins this year.


Owner Shirley Johner told WAND the late summer rain helped in boosting the crop. However, not all of Black Bart's Pumpkin Patch crops were ready for picking this year. "Some of our specialty stuff is kind of limited this year. We didn't have any Indian corn. The corn situation, it just didn't produce."


Despite less corn crop Bart's was able to salvage the corn maze this year. The pumpkin patch will be busy over the next couple weekends with visitors picking out their pumpkins.

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