It’s always an exciting part of the pumpkin growing process when the pumpkin plants and vines start to bloom with flowers. It’s wonderful as this is the first time when it’s possible to see how many pumpkins will fruit. In short, the answer for 2017 is thousands! Behind the flowers, the pumpkins are starting to develop, small at first and then they swell. At Undley Pumpkin Patch there are approximately 20 varieties of pumpkin being grown – some producing enormous fruit and some small – not to mention an array of ornamental gourds.