Pumpkin variety popular with UK growers to be reintroduced

Cambridgeshire's CN Seeds has acquired the European marketing rights for the Harvest Moon pumpkin, which is described as a reliable performer even during the unreliable UK summers.

Image: CN Seeds
Image: CN Seeds

Originally introduced by seed company Seminis, Harvest Moon was for a time the UK market leader due to its quick ripening.

CN Seeds' operations director Dan Nye, said: "CN Seeds has sold pumpkin seeds for many years and when Seminis decided to drop Harvest Moon, we saw the gap in the market place and worked with Seminis to buy the distribution rights and ensure that this variety remains available for UK growers.

"We have now harvested our first seed crop in preparation for the 2015 season."

A versatile pumpkin that performs well in many soil types, Harvest Moon typically produces 4-5 kg size fruit in the preferred flat-globe shape, perfect for packing and popular for carving.

CN Seeds had several other new pumpkin and squash varieties awaiting release, bringing different colours and sizes to the existing range, Nye added.


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