The lifecycle of a pumpkin at Soergel Orchards

Oh my GOURD! Soergel Orchards has your jack of all lanterns. Watch as these pumpkins start as seeds and blossom into your fall favorites (including pumpkin pie).

by Lindsay Patross
October 15, 2021

Oh, my GOURD. Soergel Orchards has your jack of all lanterns. Watch as these pumpkins start as seeds and blossom into your fall favorites (including pumpkin pie).

Soergel Orchards has 450 acres of farmland. In the fall, they focus on growing pumpkins. It takes anywhere from 90 days to 120 days to get the pumpkin from seed to ready for picking.

We caught up with Adam Voll, a member of the Soergel family and farm manager at Soergel Orchards, to learn more about the life cycle of a pumpkin.

Know before you go: Picking Pumpkins at Soergel Orchards

The Soergel family has a farmstand in Wexford that is open year-round.

Soergel Orchards hosts a fall festival every weekend in October. Admission is free. In addition to pumpkin and apple picking, there are kids’ activities, food, drink and the Soergel market is open for shopping.

Video by David Bernabo.

Pittsburgh born and raised, Lindsay has been writing about the people who love Pittsburgh since 2008.

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