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Pumpkin season heats up in California

With temperatures still in the 90’s it may be a little early to dust off the Uggs and break out the flannel, but fall is right around the corner despite Mother Nature’s fickle forecast.

Faux spider webs can be seen draped across store fronts, the aisles are starting to fill with vampire teeth and fun size candy bars are on every end cap. Most retailers have pumpkins and other fall ornamental items ready for purchase now.

“We are very excited about this year’s crop," said Danielle Ratto, sales for Van Groningen & Sons Inc. in Manteca, CA. "The fields are looking great and the warm weather has provided the perfect growing condition for us to have an early supply available to meet retailer’s post Labor Day demand."

Van Groningen and Sons has an exciting line up of new and interesting varieties like “Warty Goblins” as well as the Pinterest porch worthy classics like “Jarradales” and “Fairytales.”

“We anticipate a successful season this year, yields should be favorable and supplies ample through Halloween,” said Ratto. “There has been talk of shortages in the East due to the heavy rains from the hurricane, which usually drives up demand here in the West.”

So don’t let the heat discourage you, go ahead and order that Pumpkin Spice…. even if it’s on ice!

To learn more about Van Groningen & Sons Inc and to view the company's 2019 pumpkin and harvest décor catalog, visit www.vgandsons.com.