Farm Facts: Pumpkins

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More than 1 billion pounds of pumpkins are produced in the the United States each year, and more than 495 million of those pounds are grown in Illinois. The top pumpkin producing Illinois counties include Tazewell, Kankakee, Mason and Logan. Check out these pumpkin facts:

See More: Illinois is the Great Pumpkin State

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Pumpkins grow in a pumpkin patch

• Most pumpkins are grown for processing, not ornamental sales.
• Pumpkin flowers are edible.

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