As the Halloween season draws closer, the race to get the biggest, plumpest pumpkin begins. There’s nothing wrong with getting a leg up on the competition, though – and that’s what we’re here to provide.
We’ve based this brief list on a combination of google reviews and our own experiences. It’s in no particular order – they’ll all give you a fantastic base for your jack o’ lanterns and pumpkin pies alike.
So, who can provide the perkiest pumpkin in Derbyshire? Let’s have a look.
1. Ashover Pumpkins and Sunflowers
Ashover Pumpkin and Sunflowers, Eastwood Hall Farm, Eastwood Lane, Chesterfield, S45 0BW. Rating: 4.7/5 (based on 17 Google Reviews). "Fabulous! Huge field, beautiful flowers, staff were welcoming and helpful." Ashover Pumpkin and Sunflowers is distinctive, as it also provides the option to go sunflower picking depending on the time of year. While their sunflowers are stunning, the pumpkins are equally brilliant.
2. Mr. Pumpkin
Mr. Pumpkin, Lime Farm, Mansfield Road, Derby, DE7 6JU. Rating: 4.8/5 (based on 129 Google Reviews). "We had a great day at Mr. Pumpkin! Lots of different pumpkins to choose from and the pumpkin trail was a lovely addition." A great pumpkin patch drenched in a rich history, it's not too far from the city centre either. Mr. Pumpkin's variety of pumpkins is definitely its biggest selling point, with over 40 different styles to pick from.
3. Pumpkin Corner
Pumpkin Corner, Quillow Road, Osmaston, Wyaston, Ashbourne DE6 1LU. Rating: 4.7/5 (based on 6 Google Reviews). "A wonderful young friendly couple running this little business, I can't wait to see it grow!" Pumpkin Corner treats its produce with the utmost care. As far as pumpkins go, these guys might be the very best in the region.
4. Shirley Pumpkins
Shirley Pumpkins, Shirley Hall Farm, Derby Lane, Shirley, Ashbourne, DE6 3AT. Rating: 4.9/5 (based on 10 Google Reviews). "Great fun. Friendly people, easy to find, lots of parking available and a great selection of well-grown pumpkins." Shirley Pumpkins greatest selling point is it accessibility. It's very easy to get to and is very accommodating for people who've travelled. Plus, the pumpkins are invariably great.