Here are a few interesting pumpkin facts and stats that you may not have known. Enjoy!
Doesn't it seem like we are experiencing a golden age of sorts for pumpkin?
Yes, our favorite over-sized squashes have been a symbol of Halloween for years and pumpkin pie has been a longtime Thanksgiving staple, but these days there are few places you can go and not find something pumpkin flavored.
Pumpkin Facts and Stats
Size of the largest pumpkin pie ever made:
Weight of the largest pumpkin ever grown:
Believed place of origin of the pumpkin:
Oldest evidence of pumpkin-related plants:
State that contributes the largest amount of processed pumpkins in the US:
Percentage of pumpkins that is water:
The only continent that pumpkins won’t grow in:
Largest lit Jack-O-Lantern display ever:
Amount of US pumpkin-flavored product sales in 2013:
Number of pumpkin lattes that Starbucks has sold since introducing it in 2003:
Bonus Factoid: Pumpkins were once recommended as a cure for freckles