Weather yields good pumpkin crops

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HOO, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 04: A pallet load of pumpkins is seen in the field at “PYO Pumpkins” on October 4, 2017 in Hoo, England. The company began in 2009 and allows families to visit the site to pick their own pumpkins, ahead of Halloween events on October 31. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images)

Some good news for Halloween fans, you will have the pick of the litter for your jack-o-lantern.

The warm and dry September has helped ripen the pumpkin crops and stave off diseases.

Experts at Cornell University say this means a very good harvest year.

When picking your pumpkin, look for a sturdy stem. Soft ones can mean it’s prone to rotting.

Of course, stay away from pumpkins with soft spots.

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