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Monday, October 22, 2012
Cambridgeshire and Norfolk not hit by crop failure
Parts of the Fens have been a blaze of orange this autumn, and it’s nothing to do with leaves changing colour.
Fields of pumpkins have been adding a splash of brightness to the landscape in readiness for the annual Halloween harvest.
Upwell farmers K.J. Cursons will be supplying supermarket chain Asda with over a million pumpkins alone.
Asda says that to keep up with increased customer demand for pumpkin carving, it is expecting to sell 30pc more pumpkins than in 2011 – over 1.3 million in total.
Chris Jones, of Asda’s produce team, said: “Despite bad weather affecting some pumpkin crops in Lincolnshire and Yorkshire it’s not been bad news across the country, with Cambridgeshire and Norfolk farms performing well.
“2012 has been a tough year for British farmers, but we’ve been fortunate with the weather in Cambridgeshire and have had a strong harvest with the pumpkins ready to go.”
Question marks surround the fate of several development projects in and around King’s Lynn after the developers behind the project went into administration.