Missourians will see higher prices for many local pumpkins this fall.
This season’s pumpkins encountered many drought-related problems.
The most noticeable of these problems is size. Most plants consist primarily of water, and without it, horticulture experts say these pumpkins won’t be quite as plump.
Sanjun Gu is an assistant professor at Lincoln University and the state horticulture specialist for Missouri. He says the crops in southeast Missouri are among the worst affected.