LINDEN, Mich. (AP) – A Michigan farmer is putting a spin on a classic fall icon by offering rare long-stemmed pumpkins in Linden.

Dwight Eichelberg holding a long-stemmed pumpkin. (Eichelberg Farm/Facebook)

Dwight Eichelberg holding a long-stemmed pumpkin. (Eichelberg Farm/Facebook)

The Flint Journal reports  70-year-old Dwight Eichelberg grows about 30 to 40 types of pumpkins, including the twisty long-stemmed variety. Their stems can grow up to three feet long.

Eichelberg has been farming since 1978 and started growing pumpkins in 1994. He says most of his pumpkins were created through cross pollinating and experimenting.

His main pumpkin harvest is in September, and the last of this season’s crop is now out of the field and ready to be taken home.

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