Pumpkins Get Weird as Growers Breeding Uglier Crop for HalloweenBy
Buyers shun traditional orange for blue, pink, veins and warts
Unusual gourds fetch premium as seed companies add varieties
Since 1999, the Ackerman family of Illinois has been selling the round orange pumpkins that most Americans carve into decorative jack-o’-lanterns every Halloween. But in recent years, the gourds have been getting a lot weirder.
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