All info from http://www.pumpkinfresh.com/facts.htm
Did you know there is a pumpkin capital in the world?
Yes there is and its Morton, Illinoise
Did you know pumpkist mostly water?
Actually there 90% water
Did you know the original purpose of jack o lanters?
The first was to welcome deciesed loved ones and the second was to ward off “malevolent spirits”
Do you know the size of the largest pumpkin pie ever?
“The largest pumpkin pie ever made was over five feet in diameter and weighed over 350 pounds. It used 80 pounds of cooked pumpkin, 36 pounds of sugar, 12 dozen eggs and took six hours to bake.”
Did you know pumpkis are really squaishes?
“It's a member of the Cucurbita family which includes squash and cucumbers”
From where did the word pumpkin originate from?
The greek word pepon.
Where did pumpkin carving origionate?
Ireland and the Irish broght the tradition to American
Were are pumpkins grown?
They are grown in 6 of the 7 continents.
For more fun facts go to http://www.pumpkinfresh.com/facts.htm
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