A British farm has harvested Europe's largest crop of pumpkins in time for Halloween despite our changeable summer weather.

The three million pumpkins growing at David Bowman Ltd farm in Spalding, Lincs., have been baked by heatwaves and battered by torrential rain.

But they have reached their autumnal orange ripeness the perfect time and 100 staff are now working around the clock to finish harvesting them before October 31st.

Seasonal workers at the farm have to process a staggering 100,000 pumpkins every day during the 30 day harvest.

Farmer David Bowman, 62, who has 37 years' experience growing pumpkins, admitted that he 'can't wait' for the harvest to end on November 1.

He said: 'It's been a very average year in terms of the pumpkin crop because the weather was either too dry or too wet over the summer.'

'But we still expect to harvest around three million pumpkins which is a marvellous crop for an average year.'

'We are so busy at the moment getting everything for Halloween and I will just be glad when it's all over on November the first.'

'When you are carving out your pumpkin this year think about us harvesting in the wind and rain.'

David sells some of his crop abroad in Holland and Spain but the majority of his pumpkins go to supermarkets across Britain.

His crop is the largest in Europe with three million pumpkins at his 500-acre farm.

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