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Pumpkins Ag facts
Pumpkins are fruits. A pumpkin is a type of squask and is a member of the gourd family (cucurbitacae), which includes squash, cucumbers, gourds, and melons.
Pumpkins and other squashes have been grown in North America for 10,000 years. They are indigenous to the Western Hemisphere and are believed to be the first plants to be domesticated by early Americans.
Pumpkins range in size from less than one pound to over 1400 pounds.
Pumpkin flowers are edible.
Pumpkins are grown on six of the seven continents, with Antarctica being the only continent where they are not grown.
Apocolocynposis is the fear of turning into a pumpkin.
Pumpkins were once recommended for removing freckles and curing snakebites.
90% of all pumpkins sold are used for Jack O'Lanterns.