Lincolnshire

Lincolnshire pumpkin crop 'to fall by 20%'

Farmer with pumpkins which are not turning orange
Image caption Some of the pumpkins are not turning orange because it is too cold

Pumpkin growers in Lincolnshire have said they are racing against time to get the harvest finished before the frost claims more of their crop.

The yield is expected to be down by 20% because of the wet summer and it could be higher if the rain continues.

David Bowman Pumpkins, near Spalding, which claims to be Europe's largest producer of the vegetable, said there will be a shortage for Halloween.

The supplier added it is so cold some of the pumpkins are not turning orange.

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