Pumkins are Orange already???
After a disasterous rot and infestation from beetles last year, I planted my patch of 6 plants on black plastic in May.
I now have 13-15 pumpkins and despite the fungus on the leaves, they seem to be doing well.
My concern is as of this date (8/16/04) most of the pumkins are deep orange already. Is this normal for August in NJ???
Will thy begin to ripen or rot if they stay on the vine? When should I cut them off for Halloween?