David Bowman is Europe's largest pumpkin grower. From his farm near Spalding in Lincolnshire, he grows and sells two million pumpkins each year to supermarkets in the UK, and to other suppliers across Europe.
The company has a purpose built facility with a temperature controlled storage area and packhouse in an easily accessible out of town location. The facility was built in 1997 and has recently been extended to cope with increased demand.
The company has supplied thousand pumpkins for two display events in Paris, and also supplies for the Spalding Pumpkin Festival , a major local event.
Originally, the company grew several different vegetables, including marrows, courgettes and red cabbage. Towards the end of the 1990s however, with the construction of the new site, pumpkins became the company's main product.