Two Large Pumpkins @ Tesco For £3 Most Of them Bigger Than Their Giant Ones At £3 Each The Closer To Halloween The More Expensive They`ll Get.
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Two Large Pumpkins @ Tesco For £3 Most Of them Bigger Than Their Giant Ones At £3 Each The Closer To Halloween The More Expensive They`ll Get.

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Found 19th Oct 2013
Two large pumpkins at Tesco for £3.00 .The giant ones are £3 each and most of the large ones was the same size.
Infact I was lucky enough to get a large pumpkin bigger than the giant ones.

Tesco`s size gauge has gone in overdrive since this is the biggest pumpkin crop in the last 10 years.

Carving or eating there not too bad a price considering the size and the quantity of veg you get for the price.

Don`t forget to keep the seeds and place them in the oven for around 15 mins at 180 C for a nice healthy snack.

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Original Poster

Even if you don`t like pumpkin veginess, you`ll probably save money buying one for the seeds. I got around 2 cup fills out of each pumpkin ( gives you a idea of the size ) and atm tesco are selling pumpkin seeds at £1.25 for 150g link here tesco.com/gro…140

Can you actually be bothered to hull the pumpkin seeds though? That sounds like big effort to me.

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moneysavingkitten

Can you actually be bothered to hull the pumpkin seeds though? That … Can you actually be bothered to hull the pumpkin seeds though? That sounds like big effort to me.



If your carving you have to take them out to stop it moulding/rotting so instead of throwing them stick em in the oven for a few mins, nice healthy snack.

will be mouldy by next week even carved

Original Poster

armaita

will be mouldy by next week even carved


Carve it then paint with yacht varnish, £1 in poundland and should seal it from the elements. give you at least until Halloween. It will look great too ill upload a pic of mine tomorrow x

Hotstuffingwithpork

If your carving you have to take them out to stop it moulding/rotting so … If your carving you have to take them out to stop it moulding/rotting so instead of throwing them stick em in the oven for a few mins, nice healthy snack.



Fair play I didn't know you could eat them with their white shells still on, I thought they had to be removed, like the ones in your link on the Tesco page.

Hotstuffingwithpork

Carve it then paint with yacht varnish, £1 in poundland and should seal … Carve it then paint with yacht varnish, £1 in poundland and should seal it from the elements. give you at least until Halloween. It will look great too ill upload a pic of mine tomorrow x



pointless, BLEACHY WATER, dunk, drain dry

There are no giant ones in tesco's they're triflingly small, it's merely what you are used to based on what they choose to sell you!

try checking out bigbarn.co.uk for pumpkins.

Lidl are selling them for £1 each starting the 24th.
Edited by: "HereIsNoWhy" 24th Oct 2013

moneysavingkitten

Fair play I didn't know you could eat them with their white shells … Fair play I didn't know you could eat them with their white shells still on, I thought they had to be removed, like the ones in your link on the Tesco page.



I have tried saving and roasting them and they are nowhere near as nice as shop bought ones. They were hard and bitter. Maybe others have better luck?

As for huge pumpkins - our local greengrocers is selling the biggest pumpkins I have ever seen for 3.50 so it might be worth checking out your local ones.

daturastorm

I have tried saving and roasting them and they are nowhere near as nice … I have tried saving and roasting them and they are nowhere near as nice as shop bought ones. They were hard and bitter. Maybe others have better luck?s.



You don't need to do anything complicated with them, take a look at my recipe page for a few seed flavour alternatives
Seeds & recipes

quidco.com/cli…ll/ 40p cashback from Quidco until Monday

Uncarved pumkins usually keep well if stored somewhere cold, as long as there's no damage/soft spots on the skin. I've kept them OK in the garage for 7 to 10 days in the past. (And when carving it, try smearing a little vaseline on the cut surfaces to slow down the flesh drying-out).
The 'pumpkin carving' sets sold in many shops can help create some very interesting designs too!

My local farm shop has any pumpkin £1.20 or two for £1.80. Got a beast that weighs more than my 6 year old for £1.20 woot!

cookie cutters (round biscuit type) makes for an excellent scraper for thinning the walls of a pumpkin, forget vaseline, bleachy water dunk! it's not about sealing off from microbes it's about killing them!

vaseline is expensive, & time consuming.

if you've got a butler sink use that, if a garden trug (the flexi buckets) use that!

sjs31

Uncarved pumkins usually keep well if stored somewhere cold, as long as … Uncarved pumkins usually keep well if stored somewhere cold, as long as there's no damage/soft spots on the skin. I've kept them OK in the garage for 7 to 10 days in the past. (And when carving it, try smearing a little vaseline on the cut surfaces to slow down the flesh drying-out). The 'pumpkin carving' sets sold in many shops can help create some very interesting designs too!



I got a pumpkin and didn't bother carving it last year. I had it till the following July and used it as doorstop and it hadn't rotted! I eventually threw it out because it wasn't needed as a doorstop any more. I have no idea what they have done to them to make them last so long!

A thin coat of vegetable oil and they'll keep longer, potentially able to still eat the pumpkin flesh too if you've just got yours up for halloween night - which bleach or vaseline won't help with eek! Especially if you've got cats or kids who will not get on with a candle inside, use a glowstick or a battery powered candle and that will slow the drying out too. Re eating the pumpkin seeds - yes the shop bought ones are hulled, seems in USA they eat a lot of them in the bitter chewy outer with seasoning on but even the best seasoning can't help the bitter chewy failiure! Maybe they'll open up on their own in a bit of boiling water before roasting? Has anyone tried? I'm gonna go pumpkin searching now!

Great, got myself a pair hot hot!!

£1 in the co-op right now I bought one on Friday

Got two large once today from Tesco's for 3 pounds. hey also had small once for a 1 pound but were much smaller than the once I got.

Asda doing 2 for £3 too
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