SAN RAMON (CBS SF) — You may not be able to find The Great Pumpkin this year from California — and you can blame it on the drought.
If you look around, this season’s pumpkins seem smaller than in the past.READ MORE: Berkeley Police Arrest Suspect In 2020 Murder Of Pregnant Woman
John Moore owns the San Ramon and Castro Valley pumpkin farms and says he is anxiously awaiting truckloads of pumpkins driven down from Silverton, Oregon.
“We are expecting probably in the range of 40 to 50 pounders,” he said. “So triple the size.”READ MORE: California State University Prepares To Permanently Drop SAT, ACT From Admissions Process
Farmers in Oregon just sent him photos of big orange pumpkins with healthy stems ready to be loaded up and driven to his farms in the next couple of days.
The lack of winter rain and the recent high temperatures caused California’s pumpkins to ripen early, some withering on the vine.
And while these California grown pumpkins don’t quite measure up this season, for some it’s not about finding the biggest pumpkin on the lot.MORE NEWS: 3 Adults, 1 Juvenile Arrested In Series of Oakland Armed Robberies
For some kids at the farm in San Ramon, it’s all about the Halloween spirit, big pumpkins or not.