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Family farm harvests biggest ever pumpkin crop

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A family-run Lincolnshire farm has managed to harvest its biggest ever pumpkin crop despite turbulent weather.

Bell’s Horticultural grows up to half a million of the autumnal orange fruits every year to supply major retailers across the country.

The Boston farm is home to three generations of the Bells family and also opens up as a pick your own from October 12 to October 28.

The pick your own patch opens on October 12.

Each year the farm runs trials for new varieties, including their own hybrid creations.

Robert Bell, the managing director at the farm, said: “Every year we sell out of the extra large pumpkins in the first weekend.

“So this year we have grown some new varieties of really big pumpkins so hopefully there will be plenty to choose from.”

A Lincolnshire farm has had a bumper pumpkin crop.

The family said the fine Lincolnshire silt land around Boston provides the perfect environment for a crop that craves food and water.

In spring the farm gave away free giant seeds to customers and schools, who will bring back the giant pumpkins for a competition on October 12.

As well as the pick your own patch, the farm will have tractor and trailer rides, a hay bale obstacle course and a pumpkin princess for photos.

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