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Pumpkin Facts Pumpkins are a member of the gourd family, which includes cucumbers, honeydew melons, cantaloupe, watermelons and zucchini. These plants are native to Central America and Mexico, but ...

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Pumpkin spice lattes may have dominated every autumnal season in recent memory, but actual pumpkin has been on earth for a whopping 5,000 years. There's so much more to the fruit (yep, it's a ...

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Pumpkin Facts. Total U.S. pumpkin production in 2008 in major pumpkin producing states was valued at $141 million. Total production of pumpkins by major pumpkin-producing states in 2008: 1.1 billion pounds; 496 million pounds of pumpkins were produced in Illinois in 2008.

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Pumpkin soup is popular, as are roasted pumpkin seeds. Pumpkin pie is a sweet dessert that originates in North America and is traditionally eaten during harvest time and holidays such as Thanksgiving and Christmas. Pumpkins are popular decorations during Halloween. A carved pumpkin illuminated by candles is known as a ‘jack-o-lantern’.

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Fun Facts About The Pumpkin! Pumpkins contain potassium and Vitamin A. Pumpkin flowers are edible. The largest pumpkin pie ever made was over five feet in diameter and weighed over 350 pounds. It used 80 pounds of cooked pumpkin, 36 pounds of sugar, 12 dozen eggs and took six hours to bake.

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Long before pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin pancakes and, well, pumpkin everything, came the humble orange pumpkin. Here, some fascinating trivia you might not know about fall’s signature vegetable (er, fruit).

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Pumpkin Facts! Did you know…? · Pumpkins are fruits. · Pumpkins are 90% water. · Pumpkins are in the same family as squash (the difference? - primarily their color). The two inter-pollinate and are botanically pretty much identical. · One of the largest pumpkin ever grown weighed 1,337 lbs.

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A pumpkin is a cultivar of a squash plant, most commonly of Cucurbita pepo, that is round, with smooth, slightly ribbed skin, and most often deep yellow to orange in coloration. The thick shell contains the seeds and pulp.

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Pumpkin Trivia - many interesting facts to inform and amuse. About Pumpkins. A pumpkin is really a squash. It is a member of the Cucurbita family which includes squash and cucumbers. Pumpkins are grown all over the world on six of the seven continents, with Antarctica being the sole exception. They are even grown in Alaska.

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Fun Facts. Pumpkins are a type of winter squash. They are harvested in late fall and can be stored through the winter. They have a hard shell that protects them from rot. Pumpkins came from The Americas. It is said that Christopher Columbus took pumpkin seeds back to Europe. American Indians planted them with beans and corn (The Three Sisters).