When it comes to pumpkins there are only 5 to 6 countries in the world that are the largest producers of pumpkins.
Statistics show that with 1.6 billion dollars in total value in sales of pumpkins, the exportation of the product has grown by 18 percent compared to last year.
According to the latest research Mexico, Spain, the USA, Netherlands, and New Zealand are the top five countries in mass production of pumpkins.
These five leading countries own more than 70 percent of the whole share of pumpkins sold in the international markets.
However, Mexico takes the lead with more than five hundred million dollars in sales of pumpkins in the global market.
Spain comes second with a share of five hundred million dollars and the USA is in third place with 66 million dollars in sales.
The Netherlands and New Zealand are in fourth and fifth place respectively.
Turkey, Italy, France, Morocco, Portugal, Canada, China, South Africa, Germany, and Belgium have owned the sixth to fifteenth place in the world's ranking.
However, Countries such as Iran, Morocco, and Germany have restricted their production and exportation of pumpkins compared to last year.
On the other hand, some other countries have exported more pumpkin in recent years and among them, South Africa with a 55 percent increase in exportation is in the first place.
To analyze these facts and figures on a continental level, European countries have the highest rate of exportation.
North America and Asian countries are second and third.
Pumpkin Farming Equipment
When it comes to farming, essential equipment is needed in all three stages of planting, growing, and harvesting pumpkins.
Before knowing about the needed equipment a short introduction of the process is given and based on that you can decide what equipment you need.
First, plant your seeds then fertilize the soil and leave it until it germinates then plant your seedlings, next step is to raise them off the ground and water and feed it regularly, and finally, in a cycle of 60 to 120 days, your pumpkins are ready to harvest.
One of the most important machinery in pumpkin farming is the plow which is a hydraulically foldable plow with two rolls and is used to press the weed to the ground then it cuts the pumpkins off of the stem.
Some parts of this machinery are as below:
- Control unit then there is a
- pumpkin Pick-Up with screwable tips
- Pick-Up is hydraulically liftable.
- Crushing unit with stone separator
- Screwable crushing ledges
- Screening drum( for separating the seeds from pumpkin flesh)
- ARS- patented cleaning system
- Seed tank (with filling level indicator)
- Emptying auger
- Distribution plate
When all the stages of the process on the farm are done the pumpkins will be sent to the factory. In the factory you need:
- Washing machine
- Seed drier
- Heat generator with gas or oil
- Vertical screw mixing unit (with electronic turn, lift and drive mechanism)
Having the high-tech equipment and technology would result in better crops and lower waste. Therefore, the possibility to make more profits in the market will increase accordingly.
Pumpkin Seed Production
Production of pumpkin seeds is usually done from April to May.
To produce pumpkin seed first we need to plant the seed and grow the pumpkin itself.
What you need is a pot with a 7.5 cm depth.
Then, the seed should be planted 2.5 cm deep.
Water it and put it somewhere to get some sunlight when the roots are out of the pot you need to replace the pot with a bigger one.
Once the seedlings are fixed next stage is to take them out and plant them in a garden or on a farm.
Do not forget to fertilize it.
Make sure you use good-quality seeds to have better yields.
But before all of these find out about the market.
Pumpkin seed is so popular among young and adults and it is recommended by nutritionists to have some of it in our diet.
It can be consumed either raw or salted and roasted.
If your purpose of pumpkin production is to sell its seeds you need to know that the average seed yield is 500 kg per hectare.
However, this number can go up to 1000 kg per hectare if it is under good conditions.
In order to reach higher seed yield, our company provides the best possible equipment and methods which is why our company is considered one of the leading ones in this field.
We would be honored to have you by our side.
Commercial Pumpkin Farming
There is not a significant difference between pumpkin farming for commercial purposes and other purposes.
The only difference can be in the early stages of cultivation which can result in either high and quality yields or the opposite.
A local farmer might not care about some standards that are needed for the pumpkin to be able to export because their product will be sold in their own local fruit and vegetable market.
But as a trading company, we guarantee that all steps of planting, growing, and harvesting are done under the careful observation of knowledgeable and experienced farmers and inspectors.
The high-quality crop we produce is used in different fields.
One of its main uses is in the food industry.
For example, a lot of cookies and snacks are made with the powder of this nutritious vegetable, and with its steamed flesh, a delicious pancake can be prepared.
Being aware of its uses and benefits, we identify the market and supply our customers with any packaging or delivery terms they would desire.
Having a long history in the fields of exportation, we know how to do our business so that both parties would benefit.
If you are already in this business or you want to start it we help you all the way through. Our advisors would guide you to make the best decision before you start your cooperation with us.
There is a profitable and growing market for pumpkins waiting for you.