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This is a summary of the best current deals for Pumpkins (inc Orange & Orangey Green) Note that some of the deals are so cheap that they'd also be great for pies too (i.e. you don't have to use the pumpkin just for Halloween).

The best deals are shown for each of the main supermarkets. IT IS VITAL TO ONLY PICK PUMPKINS WHICH YOU ARE ABLE TO GET HOME IN ONE PIECE. If you are unsure ask someone who HAS A CRANE!

Every deal is shown in the same format. First is the name of the supermarket; next is the current cost and approximate size.

I hope this helps people. Please feel free to contribute to the discussions for the continued benefit of all. Let me know if there are any good local deals near you ie farmers markets, farm shops, fields with easy access etc.

ASDA
£1.50 or 2 for £2.
Biggish pumpkins - some are football size and some a little bit bigger. Nice orange colour - some have a little bit of green on too.

TESCO
£1 for a tiddler.
£2 or 2 for £3 - no bigger than a football.
£3 for a "Giant" Pumpkin - bigger than Asdas but if I was Cinderella, I'd be anxious at the ball about getting home.
Beware - reports received claim that that go to mush before the big day! (Thanks americanc8 and naanda)

SAINSBURY'S
£1.50 - similar to Tesco's £2er
£3 - "Monster" pumpkin, monster price
To Sainsbury's credit, the colour of their bags match the pumpkins

MORRISONS
£1, about football size
£2 large pumpkins, these look HUGE (thanks to luckyluby)

CO-OP
2 for £3. Bigger than a football (thanks to starsparkle2311)
2 for £5. On all accounts these are reported as being massive (thanks to Snowyz)

WAITROSE
Butternut Squash £1.38 a kilo
"Waitrose are doing tiny pumpkins (about the size of a satsuma), meant to be a pound each but charged me by weight so paid 15p. They look well cute next to the larger ones" (Thanks hermanjelmet)

ALDI
£1.50 (reduced from £2) - nice size - various shades of orange; some have a bit of green.
£0.89 for a butternut squash (thanks loubyboo)

FINAL THOUGHTS
- Buy now. The rain this summer has created a pumpkin drought!
- Link takes you to Sainbury's page on carving.
- With thanks to qyestionmark. Imitation/flattery etc

More From Sainsbury's Grocery:

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Aiden1512#1
Hot, just for the effort of writing it all up! ;)
luckyluby 1 Like #2
Morrisons have medium pumpkins for £1, about football size and large pumpkins, these look HUGE for £2. Think these prices are pretty competitive to me!
LJM[helper]#3
Can these actually be used for pies or are they all a type produced for carving only?
poppoppop 1 Like #4
luckyluby
Morrisons have medium pumpkins for £1, about football size and large pumpkins, these look HUGE for £2. Think these prices are pretty competitive to me!

Thanks - I shall update the deal luby.
poppoppop 1 Like #5
LJM
Can these actually be used for pies or are they all a type produced for carving only?

I'd think that if the pumpkins were inedible then the supermarkets would have a big mother of a disclaimer sticker stuck on them, and they wouldn't locate them near the fresh produce.
cyberdragon#6
How long will the pumpkins keep for if stored in the garage? anyone know?
poppoppop 1 Like #7
starsparkle2311
Co-op are doing 2 for £3. Bigger than a football, size wise :)

Thanks sparkle - I forgot about the Coop. I'll update deal
callum9999 1 Like #8
poppoppop
LJM
Can these actually be used for pies or are they all a type produced for carving only?

I'd think that if the pumpkins were inedible then the supermarkets would have a big mother of a disclaimer sticker stuck on them, and they wouldn't locate them near the fresh produce.

ASDA sell carving pumpkins and "edible" pumpkins. I don't really understand why there is a difference between them though. The carving ones are a lot bigger - maybe they just don't have as good a flavour as the "edible" ones? Either way, I highly doubt they're poisonous!

And if you're going to add butternut squash to the list, then it's far cheaper in ASDA (and presumably everywhere - the only price quoted is Waitrose!) at 90p/Kg.
poppoppop 3 Likes #9
callum9999
poppoppop
LJM
Can these actually be used for pies or are they all a type produced for carving only?

I'd think that if the pumpkins were inedible then the supermarkets would have a big mother of a disclaimer sticker stuck on them, and they wouldn't locate them near the fresh produce.

ASDA sell carving pumpkins and "edible" pumpkins. I don't really understand why there is a difference between them though. The carving ones are a lot bigger - maybe they just don't have as good a flavour as the "edible" ones? Either way, I highly doubt they're poisonous!

And if you're going to add butternut squash to the list, then it's far cheaper in ASDA (and presumably everywhere - the only price quoted is Waitrose!) at 90p/Kg.

Thanks Cal. I couldn't find any info for pumpkins at Waitrose so I did the next best thing. Perhaps Waitrose customers don't like carving or get other people to do it for them.:D
luckyluby#10
cyberdragon
How long will the pumpkins keep for if stored in the garage? anyone know?
Dont really know but mine i bought yesterday has a use by date of 7th nov, so good for halloween and a little beyond!
loubieboo 1 Like #11
Aldi do butternut squash for 89p each too ;)
Trickyjabs#12
Good knowledge
timanhelen#13
We have been told that pumpkins are good till Xmas - but do check this out!!
Snowyz 1 Like #14
Co-op also doing bigger one that are 2 for £5 as well, think they are call massive and the 2 for £3 are giant
hermanjelmet 1 Like #15
Waitrose are doing tiny pumpkins (about the size of a satsuma), meant to be a pound each but charged me by weight so paid 15p. They look well cute next to the larger ones
timanhelen#16
We have been told that pumpkins are good till Xmas - but do check this out!!
Lawlost#17
Bought a monster pumpkin from Sainsburys this morning and it was HUGE. I tried making a soup with the flesh of one of these carving pumkins last year. It was very bland and so I would not bother trying to cook with the flesh of these. If you want a tasty pumpkin buy a butternut squash, this type is really for carving a jack-o-latern
naanda#18
i bought one on wednesday from tesco and it's already gone mouldy/started leaking. Also where/how do i buy real pumpkins for pies/ making pumpkin spice latte?
jonhoggy#19
Anyone know where I can get some good spooky templates for a pumpkin carving competition ?
americanv8#20
naanda
i bought one on wednesday from tesco and it's already gone mouldy/started leaking. Also where/how do i buy real pumpkins for pies/ making pumpkin spice latte?

Funny that, I bought Tesco ones last year about this time and a few days before Halloween there was a horrible stink coming from the utility room where I put them. They'd gone mouldy, the bottoms had rotted out and were leaking everywhere,
If you want to make a pumpkin pie or spiced latte you need the tins of solid pumpkin, Libby's make it, usually only available in American imported goods stores but I've recently discovered some Waitrose stores sell it!
http://www.waitrose.com/shop/ProductView-10317-10001-10003-Libby%27s+Pumpkin+Puree

Edited By: americanv8 on Oct 20, 2012 21:21

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