Pumpkin Boot Sale

Tony and Anne, long time supporters of Mental Health Research UK, have grown varieties of pumpkins on their allotment and raised funds for us by selling them at a car boot sale.


"Just as an extra bit of info, the dark orange ones are offspring of a variety called Rouge vif d’Etampes, the original seed for which we bought in France, being unable to resist the colour!  It was widely sold in the Paris markets in the late 19th Century and is the traditional Cinderella coach pumpkin.  A couple of years ago, one of ours reached 85lbs in weight!  We use them to make lots of very tasty Thai pumpkin soup!"

What an amazing array of colours, well done and thank you!!