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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

National Pumpkin Day

You have heard that there is a time and place for everything.  Well, there is a day for everything as well.  Today October 26, 2010 is National Pumpkin Day! And just in time for Halloween!  How will you celebrate?




During the fall, the world's most common crops appear at full force: pumpkins. Did you know that the word pumpkin means "large melon" in Greek? The oldest known evidence of this fruit (yes, pumpkins are a fruit) dates back to between 7000 and 5500 B.C. 

Pumpkins are commonly cultivated during the autumn months. About 1.5 billion pounds are grown each year in the United States, though they can be grown worldwide on every continent except Antarctica. The largest pumpkin ever grown was by a Wisconsin farmer who claims he used seaweed, cow manure, and fish emulsion to grow his pumpkin. This pumpkin weighed a total of 1,810 pounds and was the size of a dumpster!


Celebrate National Pumpkin Day by carving a pumpkin in time for Halloween and bake the tasty seeds! 

7 Of Your Wonderful Comments:

I'm NOT a VOLCANO! said...

Hey! Thanks for following and visiting my blog! I'm following you back!!!

LESAPEA MUSINGS said...

Hey, I'm via Follow Friday 40 and over. I just saw a recipe for a risotto with toasted pumpkin seeds at Victoria Magazine. I'm also your newest follower.

Lisa xx

Janet Ellis said...

Hi Victoria, Thanks for stopping by my blog and introducing yourself. I'm pretty new to this and it can be daunting to figure out where to click and visit so I really appreciate you taking the time to visit. I love your blog. I did not know that there was a National Pumpkin Day! Sadly, I didn't even know that pumpkins were fruit :-/ But, I do love learning things, so thanks for the info. I'm looking forward to check out some more of what's going on here. Have a great day!

Victoria's Voice said...

That sounds like a really good recipe lesapea musings. I love pumpkin seeds. Thank you for stopping by and following.

Victoria's Voice said...

Your welcome I'm not avolcano. Thank you for following back. I really appreciate it.

Victoria's Voice said...

Hi Janet. You are correct this all can be a bit overwelming. I am new myself. This is just my fifth month of blogging. But I have found some other great bloggers that are always willing to help out. I will be checking out all of your great posts. Thank you for dropping by and following.

Victoria's Voice said...

Hi Janet. You are correct this all can be a bit overwelming. I am new myself. This is just my fifth month of blogging. But I have found some other great bloggers that are always willing to help out. I will be checking out all of your great posts. Thank you for dropping by and following.

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