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.

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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.

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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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