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
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.
I can’t remember the last time we had such a good selection of seriously big pumpkins available so early.
They are expensive but they are available to be cut and collected for your event, activity, TV filming or PR photo shoot.
Three of the 2017 giant pumpkins are already (1st September) big enough to conceal an adult and so could be used as boats if anyone fancies having a go at breaking the Guinness World Record. See
Be aware that I stand by my quote and will not be held responsible for any mishaps to idiots wishing to try!
“Going in the sea in large vegetables is not a good idea”
Mark O’Hanlon, Pumpkin grower
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.
Lifting giant pumpkins out of the field
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.
Giant Pumpkins For Sale 177 lb £30
Giant Pumpkin 379 lb Price: £110
Please see the
Pumpkins For Sale page to view all the Giant Pumpkins available for sale.
Hugo and the Giant Pumpkin photo shoot for the Sally Fazeli blog goes live.
Hugo on the giant pumpkin
http://www.sallyfazeli.com/2015/10/hugo-giant-pumpkin.html for all the photos.
Shot on location at
www.bigpumpkins.co.uk Photos by Fish 2 Photography
A small number of pumpkins in a variety of shapes and sizes are now available (Lancashire, UK) for PR and magazine photo shoots (or cooking or flower / harvest / autumn arrangements…
Pumpkin patch photo shoots are also available by arrangement at just £25 an hour.