5 October 1999
Pumpkins look good for Halloween

PUMPKIN production has benefited from ideal growing conditions in August and looks like delivering a bumper crop for Halloween, reports The Daily Telegraph.

Demand has soared in recent years not only from their use as Halloween lanterns but also by their increasing use as a vegetable.

Peter Dawson, managing director of Tozer Seeds of Cobham, Surrey, a company which breeds 70 varieties of pumpkin, said there would enough to meet consumer demand.

  • The Daily Telegraph 05/10/99 page 12