Good afternoon, Pumpkinistas!
I received these pictures and update from Dr. Joe Sabol in San Luis Obispo:
"Very sad news from the Zohns' pumpkin patch today....One of their monster 700 pounders died. It was rotting from the inside out and today it began to melt. The wall seemed very thin (well rotted too) on the blossom end. Stem end was still very thick and solid. So sad. See photos.The other monster on that same vine..... Appears and sound and solid. Fingers crossed that it stays strong and healthy.