Pumpkins are native to the Americas, and enjoyed widespread use after the pilgrims came to North America. A typical pumpkin is 92% water. Pumpkins come in many sizes, from the tiny 3 oz. ones to the giant 2000+ lb. monsters. Did you know that 90% of all processed pumpkins are grown in the state of Illinois?
The world record holder for the heaviest pumpkin was grown by Mathias Willemijins of Belgium. It weighed in at a whopping 1190.5 kg or 2623 lb. !!!
The North America record holder is Richard Wallace from Rhode Island. His pumpkin weighed in at 2261.5 lb.
Approximately 3,200 seeds per lb. 1/2 oz. is needed for a 100 foot row, 4 lb. per acre.