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Asda launches extra large pumpkins this Halloween

This autumn, Asda is marking the spookiest time of the year with one of its BIGGEST launches yet; the Monster Pumpkin.

The ultimate Halloween icon, pumpkins are loved by an increasing number of households all over the UK. As the trend for grander Halloween decorations grows families are now celebrating the day over an increased period, with homes across the country upgrading to bigger decorations as the love of Halloween flourishes.

Up to twice the size of an average pumpkin*, Asda’s Monster Pumpkins are available in select stores from the 15th October for £5.00.

Grown in the picturesque Lincolnshire countryside, the beastly pumpkins are planted in May and grow for approximately 130 days, significantly longer than their normal-sized counterparts, which typically take 90 days to grow. To ensure the best quality pumpkins for carving, Asda works closely with its growers to monitor the conditions to harvest at the optimum time.

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Hannah Carey, Asda’s pumpkin buyer, comments: “In recent years, we’ve seen a trend and demand from our customers for products that are even bigger and more impressive to adorn homes with this year, we’ve worked closely with our growers to ensure quality carving pumpkins for all those celebrating Halloween.

These pumpkins reach between 32-40cm in diameter – so they’ll make a big statement for those who want to go all-out for their Halloween decorations.”

This year Asda has a wide range of pumpkins for customers to choose from including:

  • Asda Pumpkin – £1
  • Asda Large Pumpkin – £1.50
  • Asda XL Pumpkin – £3

*Asda’s Monster Pumpkins are rolling out in select stores across the UK and will be available until stocks last.

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