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.
Here are a few interesting pumpkin facts and stats that you may not have known. Enjoy!
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
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