Most people think pumpkins are vegetables, but they are really a fruit! They come from vine plants of the genus Cucurbita, and part of the gourd family.
Pumpkins are rich in carotenoids, beta-carotene, alpha-carotene, fiber, zinc,
iron, vitamin A and potassium.
Pumpkins are 90 percent water.
According to the Guinness World Record, the heaviest pumpkin weighed 2,009 lbs when it was presented by Ron Wallace (USA) at the New England Giant Pumpkin Weigh-off at Topsfield Fair in Topsfield, Massachusetts, USA, on September 28, 2012.
Humans aren't the only ones who benefit from eating pumpkin! It is often used to feed animals (like our tortoise friend here)
Dogs love pumpkin and it is a great supplement to their diet!
Pumpkin was once believed to remove freckles and cure snake bites.
80 percent of the pumpkin supply in the United States is available in the month of October.
According to the Guinness World Records, the largest pumpkin pie weighed 1,678 kg (3,699 lb) and was made by New Bremen Giant Pumpkin Growers (USA) at New Bremen Pumpkinfest in New Bremen, Ohio, USA, on September 25, 2010.
The diameter of the pie was 20ft. The crust was made of 440 sheets of dough and the other ingredients were canned pumpkin, evaporated milk, eggs, sugar, salt, cinnamon and pumpkin spice.
You can purchase your Halloween Pumpkin in our weekend festival pumpkin patch!