Pumpkins are a type of squash. They grow on vines like their relatives, cucumbers and melons. Members of this plant family produce fruits that can be tiny or the largest in the world-including giant record-setters that weigh over 2,000 pounds. Squash have thick flesh and waxy skin in many colors such as yellow, orange, green and even blue.


  • Title: pumpkin
  • Location: 19.3606698,-99.159692514
  • Type: plant
  • Contributor: The New York Botanical Garden
  • Original Source: find out more garden navigator
  • Rights: © The New York Botanical Garden

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