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.
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!
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.
A surprise phone call received whilst out in the sunshine tending to some newly planted trees in one of our fields today… the first pumpkin order of the season! Forty big carving pumpkins with long stalks left on and an option on five blue squashes viagra se procurer. The 2015 Season has officially opened – I just need the pumpkins to get growing now!