Illinois, Ohio, Pennsylvania and California are the top pumpkin producing states. In 2008, these states alone produced 1.1 billion pounds, or $141 million.
Most pumpkins are grown to be processed, while a small percentage are grown for decoration and sold at you-pick farms or farmer’s markets.
Corn mazes are created with the use of GPS or a simpler grid system to create geometric patterns and pictures.
One bushel of corn contains about 72,800 kernels and weighs 56 pounds.
Pumpkins are a source of potassium and vitamin A.
Those who live closest to the equator, which is the center of the planet, never experience the season of autumn.
The largest pumpkin on record was 1,140 pounds.
Pumpkins are 90 percent water and part of the Cucurbitaceae family. They are related to squash and gourds.
There are more than 3,500 different uses for corn and is in all sorts of products from peanut butter to batteries.
Red and purple leaves are actually caused by the presence of sugars from sap that is trapped inside of the leaves.
The largest pumpkin pie ever baked weighed over 350 pounds. This record breaking pastry required 80 pounds of pumpkin, 36 pounds of sugar, 12 dozen eggs and baked for six hours.
Colonists originally carved out the inside of the pumpkin to be filled it with milk, spices, and honey and baked in the ashes of the fire.
The largest temporary corn maze ever created spanned 60 acres.
Besides pies, pumpkins can also be used in soups, cakes, and bread. The seeds can be roasted and salted for a quick snack.
Fall is a peak migration time for many species of birds.
People used to think pumpkins could remove freckles and cure snake bites.
The first corn maze was created in the early 1990s in the US.
Yellow, orange, and variations thereof always reside in the pigmentation of tree leaves, but they are just overpowered by the abundance of green from the chlorophyll in the leaves.
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