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Published September 18, 2013, 10:06 PM

Pumpkin patches open in Fargo-Moorhead

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - Despite this summer’s warm temperatures and dry conditions, pumpkin growers say they have a great crop.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - Despite this summer’s warm temperatures and dry conditions, pumpkin growers say they have a great crop.

This is the ninth year Dakota Carriage Company - just north of Fargo - has sold pumpkins.

To make sure they have a plentiful crop, they have patches in three locations, including Fargo, Davenport and Casselton.

Last year, more than five thousand ripe, orange pumpkins were picked.

If you're hoping to have your pumpkin last until Halloween, grower Derik Kraft says to protect it from frost.

Derik Kraft, Dakota Carriage Co. Pumpkin Patch: “Anytime a pumpkin gets to about 20 degrees then we will have to make sure to cover all of these or we'll have to pick them up and actually put them in a trailer and get them inside.”

The pumpkin patch opens this Saturday, with three corn mazes, backyard games and pony rides. If you're interested in visiting they'll be open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through October 27th. For more information we've set up a link to a variety of local pumpkin patches at WDAY.com.

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