Guess the weight of this giant pumpkin for charity

A giant homegrown pumpkin has landed at a local fruit and veg stall in Lincoln weighing…well you have to guess that bit!

The Guess the Weight competition is now open at the S Sharpe & Daughter Fruit and Veg stall at the indoor central market on Sincil Street.

Entry is just £1, with a form to fill in at the stall. All money raised will go towards the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance.

The stall is open from 8am-4pm every day except for Wednesdays and Sundays.

The winner will receive the pumpkin itself and a £10 fruit and veg hamper, but not even the organisers know the weight yet. The big reveal will be done at a weigh in around lunchtime on Tuesday, October 29.

It’s time to guess the weight of this pumpkin for charity. Photo: Joseph Verney for The Lincolnite

The owner’s daughter Beth Sharpe, 23, told The Lincolnite: “My dad normally grows smaller ones and he got different seeds to try another variety.

“I decided I wanted to do something for charity to attract people’s attention and we are raising money for the Lincolnshire & Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance because it’s local and you never know when you might need it.”

Beth said it feels heavy! Photo: Joseph Verney for The Lincolnite

The pumpkins have been homegrown at Steve and Beth’s farm in Langworth. 10,000 were grown to give to wholesalers and for their fruit and veg stall to sell ready for Halloween.

The big pumpkin being held by staff Emma Daynes, Beth Sharpe and Kelly Melladay. Photo: Joseph Verney for The Lincolnite

The stall is also now taking orders for £10 and £20 fruit and veg hampers for Christmas. To order either pop in to the stall or contact them via the Facebook page here.