Raising Pumpkins in Hues from Orange to Blue
Whether you’re a traditionalist when it comes to pumpkins or looking for something offbeat, you can find a range of colors, thanks to NC State research.
With the North Carolina State Fair cancelled this year, the public won’t get to witness the Great Pumpkin and Watermelon Weigh-Off, but you can listen in as three North Carolinians with a passion for horticulture talk about the art, the science and the fun of growing giants.
Entomologist is State Fair’s giant pumpkin king
As an Extension entomologist at N.C. State University, Dr. Jack Bacheler helps folks grow crops without giving up too much to insects that feast on plants. This year, Bacheler himself has a gardening success story – he is the proud producer of the State Fair’s biggest pumpkin.