Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Hottest year ever update, UK edition: Cold summer threatens Halloween pumpkin supply

Pumpkin shortage threatens Halloween supply - Telegraph
At David Bowman Pumpkins, near Spalding, which is Europe's largest producer of the vegetable, around 40 per cent are still green because of the cold weather.

"It's terrible, pumpkins don't like the wet and cold and that's what we've had all summer," said Mr Bowman, whose farm normally produces two million a year, around three quarters of the British crop.

"The harvest is 10 days behind schedule and it looks like there will be a shortage of pumpkins for Halloween this year.

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