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All About Pumpkins

A fun quiz to test your knowledge of pumpkin production.

110 daysThe time it takes a pumpkin vine to produce mature pumpkins
Sandy, sandy loam, or clay loamThe best soil types for pumpkins
Four feetPumpkin seeds should be planted this far apart
15-20 feetPumpkin vines may get this long
IllinoisThe state which produces the most pumpkins in the U.S.
16.6 millionThe number of Jack-O-Lanterns that could be made from Illinois pumpkins each year
Pumpkin pie, muffins, cookies, bread, soup, butter, ice cream, teaA few uses for pumpkins
1092 poundsThe weight of the pumpkin holding the record for heaviest weight
FallThe time of year Illinois pumpkins are harvested
Protein, Vitamin A, and ironThe nutritional value of pumpkins
PepitasAnother word for pumpkin seeds
Tap rootThe root of pumpkins that grows two to three feet deep
FiveThe number of petals on a pumpkin blossom
AngiospermsPumpkins are called this because they are plants with flowers
12 poundsThe weight of an average pumpkin
BlossomThe part of a pumpkin plant which becomes a pumpkin


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