A PUMPKIN patch near Athelstaneford where visitors can pick their own Hallowe’en accessories has seen its business start to bear fruit recently.

Kilduff Farm clocked up more than a thousand adult visitors at the weekend, most bringing children with them to enjoy the picking experience.

The patch was started by husband-and-wife farm owners Lucy and Russell Calder after planting 5,000 seeds under polytunnels. The seeds yielded about 8,000 plants, which were then transplanted to the patch for pickers to enjoy a unique day out.

“It’s gone down a storm, it’s been mental over the weekend,” said Lucy.

The patch will be open again this weekend but will close when the pumpkins run out.

“We will close the patch once the last pumpkin is sold. We are passionate about the pumpkins we sell at Kilduff and will not be topping up the patch with pumpkins not grown at Kilduff Farm,” said Lucy.

The Patch is open from tomorrow (Friday) to Sunday, 10am-4pm, depending on pumpkin stocks.

Entry and parking are free, as is a bale maze. The pumpkins cost £2-£10 depending on their weight.