Pumpkins are fun and decorative during the Autumn holidays, but did you know :
Pumpkins are a fruit that originated in Central America, but only six of the seven continents can grow pumpkins, that includes Alaska. Pumpkins cannot grow in Antarctica.
Illinois grows more pumpkins than any other state in the country. Illinois harvests nearly 12,300 acres of pumpkins!
Irish brought the tradition of pumpkin carving to the U.S.
Eighty percent of the pumpkin supply in the United States is available in October.
Native Americans used pumpkin seeds for food and medicine