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