UK: Barfoots gears up for Halloween

Halloween is looming, and Barfoots have been busy getting the pumpkins ready. Julian Marks, Managing Director at Barfoots, explains: "The late arrival of summer has enabled the 2016 pumpkin crop to reach harvest in almost perfect conditions. Although some of the fruit are a little smaller, and quantities are lower than seen in previous years the vibrant orange colour and overall quality of the pumpkins Barfoots are currently harvesting is exceptional. Barfoots lead the market in pumpkin innovation regularly bringing new varieties to market to enhance the Halloween shoppers experience and add to the success of this increasingly important Autumn event.

"With a range of traditional bright orange pumpkins in sizes to suit all requirements Barfoots will supply nearly 1 million pumpkins this year. That’s a lot of carving that needs to be done.

"Barfoots also grow and supply ‘culinary’ pumpkins, specific varieties selected for their flavour and texture, that give the very best eating experience as well as Mini Munchkin pumpkins and gourds which make ideal table decorations. A pumpkin variety that is growing in popularity is the ‘Goose bump’ pumpkin with its warty looking skin ideal for a spooky Halloween lantern, and new this year is a limited edition production of ghost like white pumpkins."

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