A hot summer and a mild September means a bumper crop of pumpkins from the Fens this year

Pumpkins at Oakley Farms in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, which have been harvested for Sainsbury's in-st

Pumpkins at Oakley Farms in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, which have been harvested for Sainsbury's in-store Halloween activity. Photo: Jeremy Durkin/PA - Credit: PA

Thousands of pumpkins grown in the Fens are making their way into Sainsbury’s after the supermarket chain placed a massive order with a Wisbech farm.

Pumpkins at Oakley Farms in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, which have been harvested for Sainsbury's in-st

Pumpkins at Oakley Farms in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, which have been harvested for Sainsbury's in-store Halloween activity. Photo: Jeremy Durkin/PA - Credit: PA

Sainsbury’s say they expect to sell 1.5million pumpkins during the Halloween period and a large number of them have been provided by Oakley Farms of Outwell.

A store spokesman said: “Following a hot summer and an unusually mild September, the pumpkins were picked earlier than usual.

“This has resulted in a bumper yield.”


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