WHAT WE GROW & HOW WE GROW THEM
Our gourd'geous pumpkins come in ALL shapes, sizes, textures and colours. We LOVE this huge range of autumnal colour that brightens our shortening evenings and helps keep ghouls from the door!
To ensure we get our mix right we hand plant over 20 varieties of pumpkins and squashes on our farm in East Bergholt. From traditional bright orange pumpkins and stunning giant whites. From didi orange munchkins to stripy squashes; whether you're looking to carve a scary face or create a tasty meal, we've got the right type of pumpkin for you!
Below you'll find a little about the types of pumpkins we grow and how we grow them.
There are sooooo many types of pumpkins our there. We grow over 20 varieties to give us a good range of colours, shapes, sizes and textures. Some are decorative, some are edible and some are great for carving; so whatever you want your pumpkin for we've got a variety for you.
Here are some of the varieties we grow:
How We Grow Our Pumpkins
Our pumpkins are grown with love (and a fair bit of sweat and occasional tears) on our family farm in East Bergholt. It all starts back in April when Autumn seems like an age away.
Step 1- April
Cultivate and prepare the land
Step 2- May
Hand plant over 10,000 seeds using Dorothy the Duo tractor and our rather ancient drill...yes we sit on the back and drop a seed into the ground by hand. It takes almost 3 days and is backbreaking!
Step 3- June
The first shoots appear
Step 4- July
Flowers & fruit begin to grow
Step 5- August
Our pumpkins grow & we start to see them turn orange
Step 6- September
Our pumpkins finish ripening and we cut their stems
Step 7- October
The pumpkins are ready for hand harvesting...and The Pumpkin Patch East Bergholt opens
WHAT OUR PUMPKIN PICKERS SAY
Fabulous place such kind staff and the children had a blast. Plenty of pumpkins and things to do and yummy cakes & drinks available too. Definitely one to visit and we will be back.