Think You Know Pumpkins? Here Are 10 Things You Don’t Know
Fall just wouldn't be complete without some pumpkin in your life, but did you know that the pumpkin is technically a fruit? If not, don’t worry we didn't either. It's why we decided to do some research on this seasonal symbol.
Check out the list below to learn some not so well known facts about everyone's fall favorite - pumpkins! How many did you already know?
The pumpkin's full name is not just “pumpkin” it's actually Cucurbita Pepo.
Believe it or not the pumpkin is actually made up of 90% water.
A pumpkin is technically a fruit , and is a member of the gourd family.
In order to be ready for Halloween carvings they must be planted by late May to early July.
According to the American Pie Council, pumpkin pie is America’s second favorite kind of pie after apple pie.
They were once used as a remedy for snake bites, as well as a cure for freckles.
The “pumpkin capital” of the United States is Morton, Illinois.
In the early colonial times pumpkin was used in the crusts of pies, not as the filling.
There’s actually more than one type of pumpkin - there’s a total of 45 different types!