Pumpkin Mania

Idaho enjoys a healthy bounty when it comes to growing pumpkins. Our favorable growing conditions allow the local pumpkin harvest to produce many varieties that are rich in color and flavor! Pumpkins are a member of the squash family and contain an important phytonutrient called beta-carotene. Our bodies convert beta-carotene into vitamin A, which is essential for good eyesight and proper growth.

Pumpkin Recipes to Try This Fall:

Pumpkin Pie          pumpkin-74292_640

Fresh Pumpkin Pie                                                          Pumpkin Gnocchi

FUN PUMPKIN FACTS:

  1. Pumpkins_Pace_for pie_08880% of the pumpkin supply in the United States is avaialbe in October.
  2. Pumpkins are FRUITS! – they are a winter squash in the Cucurbitacae family, which includes cucumbers and melons.
  3. Pumpkins are grown on every continent except Antartica.
  4. Pumpkins take between 90 and 200 days to grow. Each pumpkin has over 500 seeds!
  5. There are over 45 different varieties of pumpkins!

 

Watch this video about Idaho Pumpkins.