Following trends in the US, Barfoots were at the forefront of the mass supply of Pumpkins to UK retailers. We’ve continued to grow and supply millions of culinary and decorative pumpkins every Halloween since.
Our range of Halloween pumpkins includes the Goosebump, Ghost and Munchkin varieties.
Pumpkins are sewn in the spring, with flowers forming in June. By July, small green pumpkins have formed, and they’re snipped away from the plant in August once they’re orange in colour. During September they’re cured and lined up in the fields which is quite a site, ready to be packaged in October.
90% water with a tough skin, pumpkins are a tender vegetable and a warm-season crop. Culinary pumpkins have a longer season than Halloween pumpkins, finishing at the end of November.