I posted this a few years ago but since this week is Halloween, I thought I’d post it again.


I was searching online and I happened upon a topic on History.com called Halloween by the Numbers.

Did you know that there was a pumpkin grown in 2010 that weighed 1,810 pounds?  Here is a reference to judge just how heavy that was.  It weighed as much as a dairy cow or roughly half the weight of a small car.

Image Super-sized pumpkins are attracting attention as scientists work with growers to make them even larger. Credit: David Hu | Georgia Institute of Technology
Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2010-10-halloween-special-world-heaviest-pumpkin.html#jCp

Did you know that U.S. growers produce over 1.5 billion pounds of pumpkins per year.  That is more than twice the weight of hte Empire State Building.  The top pumpkin producing states are Illinois, California, Ohio, Pennsylvannia, New York and Michigan.

Orange County Great Park Pumpkin Harvest Orange County Great Park Pumpkin Harvest


A pumpkin is a member of the gourd family which includes cucumbers, honeydew melon, cantaloupe, watermelon…

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2 responses

  1. Birgit says:

    I had heard about that great pumpkin (thinking of Charlie Brown). I am certain many of these pumpkins are bought just to carve and never be used for food


    • I am sure you are right. I didn’t carve mine but had them sitting on display so that some punk kids could smash them a few weeks ago. They took out the entire street. I guess they think it’s funny.