Pumpkins are native to North America and are grown all around the world, except for Antarctica.
Most commercial pumpkins are grown by pollination from honeybees.
The United States grows around a billion and a half pounds of pumpkins each year.
Giant pumpkins can grow bigger than a tonne in weight, that’s over 2000 lbs.
Almost all of the pumpkin is edible, you can eat the flesh, seeds, leaves and flowers.
On Halloween, pumpkins and are commonly carved into jack-o-lanterns, this tradition originated in Ireland and was brought to North America, although in Ireland they often used turnips rather than pumpkins.
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