Pumpkins are becoming more and more popular in Poland. According to Eurostat data, in the entire European Union, in 2019 pumpkins and various types of gourds were grown for about 25 thousand hectares.
Poland is in fifth place in the ranking of pumpkin producers in the EU, with 68.5 thousand tons of production which is 3% less year on year whereas according to Eurostat data, the area of pumpkin cultivation in Poland is systematically growing. In 2019, they were grown in Poland for 1.8 thousand hectares, that is 6.5% more year on year. Changing climatic conditions in recent years have a large negative impact on the level of harvest of pumpkins and gourds.
Polish exports of pumpkins constitute only 0.2% of global exports, occupying 25th position in the world exports. Polish pumpkins are to be found in Germany, Belgium, and Slovakia and these are also the first three export destinations for the Polish pumpkins.