Posted: Sep 12, 2012 5:44 PM by Tara Oster - KAJ News
Updated: Sep 12, 2012 5:52 PM
KALISPELL- Tuesday night's frost came at a good time for a Flathead Valley pumpkin grower.
Sweet Pickin's Pumpkin Patch owner Terry DeVries told Montana's News Station the fruit had matured enough to withstand the freezing temperatures.
But certain precautions can be taken when temperatures dip below freezing such as using fans or sprinklers on crops.
And with colder temperatures expected again Wednesday night, as long as it doesn't get too cold, the pumpkin crop will likely be fine.
Sweet Pickin's growers said they're staying positive about the cold weather.
"We're in good shape here with the frost and it wasn't that bad so we're looking forward to a good year and lots of pumpkins. We're just trying to get ready," DeVries said.
Sweet Pickin's Pumpkin Patch near Kalispell will be open for business on September 22nd.