New Style of Pumpkin Grown in South Georgia

New Style of Pumpkin Grown in South Georgia
Posted at 10:03 AM, Oct 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-24 17:49:40-04

TALLAHASSEE, FL -- By now, you've probably seen plenty of pictures on social media of your friends frolicking in the pumpkin patches. It's one way to know that it's officially fall!

One local group takes the whole pumpkin patch idea to the next level, with the "Orange Bulldog'.

The pumpkin was tested and developed by the University of Georgia in Attapulgus , Ga. at their agricultural research farm. The pumpkin was found in South America and is virus and disease resistant making it a good pumpkin for our area of North Florida and South Ga.

It is very prolific in that it can produce more than 20,000 lbs of pumpkins per acre.