It’s been a tough year for growing pumpkins but at last they are ready for gathering them in and grading them. Today is the day to make a start.
All pre orders have been fulfilled so now it is time to harvest the remaining Giant Pumpkins ready for sale.
Each one is lifted and weighed and a photo added to the Pumpkins For Sale page and made available for sale.
The first three out weighed 379lb, 329lb and 175lb; all good carving shapes but, as is mostly the case with giants, lacking any vibrant orange colouring.
Please see the Pumpkins For Sale page to view all the Giant Pumpkins available for sale.
If you want to have a go at 3D Pumpkin carving then selecting the right pumpkin is key. Top pumpkin carver Brandy Davies has put together a short video explaining her thoughts on how to pick the best pumpkin for 3D pumpkin carving, explaining the different features that you should look for.
It is all fairly self explanatory but, if you have questions then we would be very happy to discuss the finer points when you are here at Big Pumpkins picking your perfect pumpkin. Go on – have a go!
The weather was kind to the guys from Sand In Your Eye who came quite a distance to select and collect a wide range of the weird and wonderful pumpkins needed for their commissions.
The excitement of being in such a varied pumpkin patch all proved a bit too much for Florence who decided a little sit down in the afternoon sun was a better plan.
Really looking forward to seeing what Jamie and Claire produce for their clients and, hopefully, we will be adding a few pictures here in a week or so. Watch this space!
Here we go…. the season has officially started! I can’t ever remember having sold pumpkins in August before but what the Supermarket Ad Agency wants, it gets.
Just three pumpkins were needed for a ‘green screen’ shot to be used in a promotion later in the year. It was an odd mix but who am I to argue.
Whilst we will be keeping the progress of the ‘giants’ under wraps for a while yet I Just thought the PR peeps, Pumpkin Carvers and the Chefs might want a quick peek at will be available later this season.
These are our seed pumpkins and squashes which are grown indoors to ensure a more stable environment than the British summer can ever offer so we can better guarantee the quality of our seed stock for next year.
Being cosseted, these pumpkins tend to mature quite quickly which whilst having no advantage for the seeds it does allow any surplus indoor pumpkins to be sold to our TV and PR customers for use in filming their Halloween episodes or event advertising.
Increasingly, the serious pumpkin carvers who are experiencing withdrawal symptoms also get in touch ‘to try out a new design’. Either way it keeps a lot of people happy!
A mix of 10 pumpkins selected today by celebrity pumpkin carver Simon McMinnis for a demonstration he is putting on next weekend at Malvern Autumn Show.
We are all looking forward to seeing these carved and have no doubts about how spectacular they will be!
We have only got a few of these warty offerings for sale; I think they will appeal more to the pumpkin carvers who want to do something different but they are in fact one of the very best varieties for eating.
The salmon coloured skin develops peanut like nodes as the sugar content builds in the ripening process. The more bumps, the greater the sugar content and the sweeter the squash.
Galeux D’ Eysines squash has a sweet flavor, with a smooth velvety texture free from the fibrous strings predominant in many squash varieties. The bright orange flesh is nutty, sweet, firm making it perfect for pies, steaming, baking, roasting, soups and more.
Galeux d’Eysines are generally weigh in at between 5 and 10kg.
The 2015 Ludwigsburg Pumpkin Festival will be held September 4th to November 8th at Blühenden Barock (Baroque in Bloom) Ludwigsburg, Germany. See their website for more details: http://www viagra france prix.kuerbisausstellung-ludwigsburg.de/en