2. Top pumpkin growers are U.S. farmers, growing more than 1.5 billion each year.
pounds of sugar, 14.5 pounds of cinnamon, 7 pounds of salt and 2796 eggs
turnips. Irish immigrants to America started using pumpkins as they were
Pumpkin growers say that a 3000 pound pumpkin is possible in the near future! It wasn't that many years ago that a 1000 pound pumpkin, now a light weight, would have been news worthy. The problem with growing such jumbos is that gravity often causes them to get smooshed and then they can't qualify for judging.
Need a writing prompt? The record pumpkin has just arrived in a large truck to your home. What would you do with this pumpkin? How would you describe it?
Photograph from http://firstwefeast.com
• Illustrate a picture of one of the facts learned.
• Write a poem about a pumpkin.!• Pretend you are a pumpkin and write about your day in the
pumpkin patch, on a porch or waiting to be purchased at a farmer’s stand.
* Try my webquest on Pumpkins: 10 web questions with several comprehension questions(lots of extension activities).