2020 Pumpkin ‘Farm Gate’ Sales

There is no pumpkin picking this year.

Pumpkin sales are strictly by appointment.

PLEASE DO NOT make an appointment if you or someone that you have been in close contact with over the last 14 days has had ANY signs of Covid or had a positive test result.

Appointments are at 15 minute intervals from 1pm until 4:30pm every day until stocks run out. If you are early please wait in your car until asked to view. If you are late for your appointment we will try and accommodate you but there may well be a wait.

Track and trace needs to be done on arrival by scanning the QR code poster.

Unlike normal pumpkin picking this is not an ‘event’ it is a simple farm gate transaction. Please minimise the number of family members or friends attending with you.

No toilet facilities or washing facilities are provided. Please bring your own hand sanitiser.

Masks are to be worn at all times.

Sales are cash only. Please bring sufficient denominations such that the requirement for change is minimised.

Any abuse of staff will be reported and the associated CCTV passed to the authorities. If you cannot comply with above guidance please do not visit us.

2020 Pumpkin Sales
Farm Gate Pumpkin Sales – Appointment Only!
A 727lb (330kg) Giant Pumpkin from our 2015 crop

2019 Giant Pumpkin Seed

Our ‘big orange’ giant pumpkin seeds recovered from selected 2019 pumpkins is now available to buy from http://giantvegetableseed.co.uk/giant_pumpkin_seed.html

Stocks are limited so if you want to have a go at growing a seriously big pumpkin then don’t delay.

Giant pumpkin seeds can be notoriously difficult to germinate but the internet is full of advice from different growers so a bit of research before sowing should avoid disappointment. A good starting point is on http://giantvegetableseed.co.uk/how-to-grow-a-giant-pumpkin.html

Harvesting giant pumpkin seeds

Half Term Pumpkin Picking

We will be open today (Wednesday 23rd) and tomorrow (Thursday 24th) 12am until 4pm for the sale of harvested BIG pumpkins and also pumpkin picking on the patch. The forecast for Friday and Saturday is abysmal so we will be open for BIG Pumpkin sales but the pumpkin patch will be CLOSED. We will review conditions and post later opening times in the run up to Halloween. Lots of pumpkins are gathered in so there is no shortage; from 50p to £40 available. Parking is very limited so please be patient. Thanks, Mark

Half Term Pumpkin Picking
Half Term Pumpkin Picking

2019 PUBLIC OPEN DAYS

2019 Pumpkin Status:
Giant Pumpkins – Two both approx 135lb
Big Carvers
£2 – Small selection left
£3 – Small Selection left
£5 – Good Selection available
£10 – Good Selection available
£20 – Good Selection available
Mini Pumpkins – Lots of White Baby Boo mini pumpkins available (50p each). Orange sold out.

BIG carving pumpkins available now priced at £3, £5 and £10. Mini pumpkins from 50p
Please note that we don’t do pumpkin picking for kids with wheelbarrows around the fields. We leave that to others who do a far better job and have far better facilities (toilets, cafe etc). Our pumpkins are heavy, difficult to lift and handle – please bring something to pack around it for transporting it home. Pumpkins are perishable and can crack or rot without warning. We do not accept returns or provide refunds; Every pumpkin is sold ‘as seen’.

2019 Mini Pumpkins

2019 Season Starts

The 2019 pumpkin season has kicked off this weekend with a few of the mini pumpkins (Baby Boo squashes) being available for collection. Perfect for inclusion in autumnal arrangements or rustic wedding table decorations.

As it stands at the moment, all the 2019 giant pumpkins (Fork lift & Pallet size) are spoken for. The big carvers (beach ball to space hopper size – will fit through a standard doorway and can be carried by one/two people) are growing well but are still green. I will post more details as they start to ripen.

Pumpkinista's Battle Bus

Pumpkinista’s Vote Big!

Vote BIG

A rallying call for Pumpkinista’s across the UK, our battle bus is in Westminster getting the message out about Big Pumpkins.

For too long the people of the UK have suffered from EU legislation that allows small, thin shelled and stalk-less pumpkins to be sold as suitable for Halloween Jack-O-Lanterns. The people of the UK deserve better. If this doesn’t work we will build a wall and make Asda pay for it. Either way it’s gonna be GREAT!

The first 2018 giant pumpkin seedling emerges

2018 Giant Pumpkins

The first of our 2018 has emerged this morning so we are declaring the 2018 giant pumpkin season underway. Our early pumpkins generally go to PR companies who need to get their Halloween shoots filmed early September so don’t worry if you haven’t sown yours yet (we only sow our Halloween stock early to mid May). There are plenty of our seeds still available on GiantVegetableSeed.co.uk if you want to grow your own giant.

The first 2018 giant pumpkin seedling emerges
The first 2018 giant pumpkin seedling emerges

This seed germinated after 5 days in a propagator set at 24 degrees Centigrade which was a bit of a trial (we usually go for 30 degrees C (85F)) to test viabilty.