What pumpkins to look for your home displays and where you can go pumpkin picking around London.
As Fall it’s coming closer to a start, and colors of the trees around us are turning off that lovely burnt orange, most greengrocers are starting to receive the first bunch of pumpkins for their autumnal displays.
There’s only a small bunch of varieties that I know are produced around here, however, our local Primrose Hill Farmers Market has had plenty of choices, and I obviously couldn’t resist picking some for us to decor our bedroom!
Though the old Jack O’ Lantern is not ready to be picked, though will soon, we found these beautiful Hokkaido squashes. These pumpkins are originally from Japan but have been grown in the UK now for centuries, as it likes the cooler northern climate.
This beauty above is called a Crown Prince Squash. Inside it looks very interesting, with a yellow-green-orange flesh. Plus side of this beauty is good any way you cook it: fry it, roast it, curry it up!
These little ones are called Sweet Dumplings. They are quite small, easy to grow at home too if you’d like to try. Outside, they are of a distinctive green/orange white combo of colors. They are bright orange on the inside and are perfect for Pumpkin Pie. (Watch this space!)
In London, you will find most of these pumpkins at your local farmers’ markets or greengrocers.
You can also check this article on Country & Town House, where they suggest the hottest spots for pumpkin picking this year.
We will definitely visit some ourselves, so keep an eye out on our Instagram!