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Farmers: Best pumpkin crop in a decade

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By  Stephanie Springer  - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - While some farmers say their pumpkin crops aren't the best, one farmer in southwest Georgia says his crop is the best in 10 years.

Mark Daniel says pumpkins at Mark's Melon patch benefited from recent rain.

He says you can expect to see bigger pumpkins this year as well as about three new types of crazy pumpkins.

"One new type this year looks like a regular pumpkin but has huge green bumps on it, I saw them in North Georgia and they look awesome. I have some in the field and we'll have some ready by this weekend," said Mark Daniel, owner of Mark's Melon Patch.

Daniel grows 30 different types of pumpkins including blue ones and even white pumpkins this year.

He should have 2,000 ready for sale this weekend.

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