A UK farm has grown a crop of scary looking pumpkins for the Halloween season in the shape of the head of Frankenstein’s monster.
Lincolnshire Field Products, based in Spalding, have grown 250 of the freakily shaped pumpkins and this is the first time that they have experimented with the fruit.
They were approached by Morrisons to create this ghoulish design for them to be sold in shops across the UK.
Account Manager Ben Harris said that it has taken a lot of time and effort
He told Lincolnshire Live: "We’ve got some special moulds that we place around the young fruit in the early stages of growth. We watch it and then look after it whilst it grows into the mould, which takes around five weeks for it to grow fully.
"Then when it has reached the right size we then have to cut the mould off and that’s when it gets exciting as it can either have worked or become a mound of mush.
"This is the first time that we have ever done anything like this as Morrison’s approached us to do it. We grew 250 all together and it has taken a lot of work and time to get them right. "
The pumpkins have all the details of Mary Shelley’s famous character, including the high forehead and jagged hairline that is so well-known.
"I think it’s definitely a growing trend as retailers are always looking for something new. This has already been a big hit abroad in countries like America and there are a few smaller sites than ours around the country that have tried something similar.
"If we have a retailer that is interested I think we would look at doing it again. Lots of retailers are getting quite excited about them and we would definitely consider it."
Ben said when the pumpkins appeared on the shelves at Morrison’s they sold out within a day.
He added: "The main reaction we had was ’wow’ and how on earth did you make that? Everyone was really impressed.
"The moulds were quite tricky to take off though as the pumpkins had grown into all of the crevices so when taking them off we had to make sure that we didn’t damage them."
The pumpkins were rolled out across Morrison’s stores in the UK and sold at £15 each.