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Pumpkin Trivia


Pumpkins seem to be everywhere in October! Here is a little pumpkin trivia for you:

  • The top pumpkin productions states are Illinois, Ohio, Pennsylvania and California.
  • Pumpkins contain potassium and vitamin A and can be used to make soups, pies and breads.
  • Pumpkins originated in Central America and are members of the cucurbit family.
  • The largest pumpkin grown, so far, weighed 1,818 pounds and was grown in Ormstown, Quebec, Canada.