Pumpkins are particularly popular at this time of the year, whether it is for cooking tasty meals or carving out faces to make spooky lanterns. In 2017 about 24 000 hectares across the European Union (EU) were devoted to cultivating them and other types of gourd. The EU Member State which produced the most pumpkins and gourds in 2017 was Spain (115,000 tonnes), Eurostat informs on Wednesday.
The other main pumpkin producing Member States in 2017 were France (96,000 tonnes), Germany (92,000 tonnes), Portugal and Poland (both producing 75,000 tonnes).
Romania produced 20,170 tonnes.