Rain hits pumpkin harvest in Lincolnshire

David Bowman's pumpkin crop is suffering Credit: Calendar

Lincolnshire's only pumpkin farmer says he's likely to have 20 percent fewer pumpkins this year than usual as a result of the heavy rain and poor summer.

David Bowman in Spalding is the biggest producer of pumpkins in Europe, growing on average around three million a year. This year they are much smaller than normal though and have not turned orange as early as usual.

David Bowman's pumpkins are smaller this year due to the heavy rain Credit: Calendar