10 Interesting Pumpkin Facts

Tuesday, September 10th 2013. | Plants

Let me give you interesting information about pumpkin facts. Pumpkin is always associated with Halloween and Jack O’ lantern. People can get away from this evil spirit by lighting the pumpkin. Here are the full facts about pumpkin:

Pumpkin Facts 1: Squash

Probably people will never realize that pumpkin is actually a member for squash. It has a close relation with cucumbers and squash. All of them are included in the family cucurbita. Get the info by reading tree facts.

Pumpkin Facts 2: Growth of Pumpkin

Growing pumpkin is easy to do. This plant can be found in seven continents in the world. However, it cannot grow in Antarctica. Even though you live in Alaska, you can grow this pumpkin.

pumpkin decor

pumpkin decor

Pumpkin Facts 3: Pumpkin Capital

There is a pumpkin capital in the world. It is located in Morton, Illinois.  This city proclaims itself as the home of the pumpkin capital because it is the location of the pumpkin industry of Libby Corporation.

Pumpkin Facts 4: Pumpkin Carving

Halloween is usually characterized with pumpkin carving. The tradition was brought by Irish people.  In the first time, they always use turnips. Since the pumpkin is very abundant in the state, they use this type for squash since it is easier for them to make a carving. Look at plant facts here.

Pumpkin Facts

Pumpkin Facts

Pumpkin Facts 5: Name of Pumpkin

The name pumpkin is originated from Greek word, pepon. The meaning for the word is large melon even though it has nothing to do with melon family.

Pumpkin Facts 6: Fruit

Pumpkin is not a kind of vegetable. It is a fruit. You can eat pumpkin to get vitamin and potassium. You can cook it as bread, pie and soups. The origin for this plant is from Central America.

pumpkins decor

pumpkins decor

Pumpkin Facts 7: Snack

If you have a pumpkin at home and cook it, you do not have to throw away the seed. You can roast the seed as a snack.

Pumpkin Facts 8: Pumpkin in US

If you want to know the abundant pumpkin in US, you can see it in October. More than 80 percent pumpkin supply is in this month.



Pumpkin Facts 9: Pumpkin Pie

The largest pumpkin pie ever made was in the weight for 350 pounds and the diameter of 5 feet. To get this largest pumpkin, the people have to use 36 pounds of sugar, 80 pounds of cooked pumpkin, and 12 dozen of eggs. The baking time is around 6 hours.

Pumpkin Facts 10: Weight of Pumpkin

The largest pumpkin ever grown officially is in the weight of 1,340 pounds. The unofficial one comes in the weight of 1,458 pounds. It is not awarded as the largest one since it is damaged.

Pumpkin seeds

Pumpkin seeds

More than 90 percent of pumpkin is from water. The seed of pumpkin is always used by the Native American people for medicine and food. They can use pumpkin to make mats by flattening trips of pumpkin and dry them under the sun. Do you have any opinion on facts about pumpkin?

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