Jones' Farmer Blog

Behind the scenes and lessons at Jones Family Farms in Shelton, CT

Here Come the Giants


One of Jamie’s Giants is almost ready for pumpkin season!

This summer’s hot, dry weather has been having quite an effect on our crops, and the pumpkins are no exception. When plants are faced with drought-like conditions (a life or death situation) they start putting more of their energy into growing fruit to ensure the next generation’s survival. Our pumpkin plants have been soaking up the sun and turning our fields into a carpet of green, white, and orange fruit. Some of the huge pumpkins we like to call “Jamie’s Giants” are well on their way to reaching their full size of 50 to 75 pounds. Fall will be here before we know it!


3 thoughts on “Here Come the Giants

  1. wowzers

  2. sweet !! can’t wait has been a family tradition for over 30 years …….thanks so much xoxoxo

  3. suh-WEET! I can’t wait for some Cinderella-coach pumpkins! Leave the vine and leaves on!

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