March 25, 2023 7:45 am

You can say what you want about Illinois, but do not doubt the Land of Lincoln is the king of pumpkins and there definitely is not a close second.

When I say that science has declared Illinois the finest pumpkin location in the history of ever, I am speaking about NASA. They say (and I quote) “From Patches to Pies, Illinois Knows Pumpkins”. That is a truth. They even offered a handy map displaying pumpkin patches (I feel) in Illinois as noticed by satellite (NASA does this I guess) from October of final year.

Get this. NASA stated that Illinois harvested 652 million pounds of Jack-O-Lanterns in the pumpkin stage. Certainly I am not the only 1 who thinks that Haddonfield, Illinois would be mighty proud of this.

All Michael Myers kidding aside, Illinois’ pumpkin heritage is to be celebrated. If you have not been to Morton, Illinois in the Fall, you happen to be officially missing out. Pumpkins have and will be chucked there.

It gets even superior for Illinois as NASA also bragged on the Land of Lincoln saying it was accountable for 90% of all the pumpkin pie filling in America. Properly accomplished. Thanksgiving would not be the identical devoid of this spirited Illini pumpkin work.

What Do Diverse Colour Pumpkins Imply?

Orange may well be the most common colour of pumpkins in the course of the fall season, but you are going to extra than most likely spot a wide variety of colored gourds on doorsteps in the fall. And yes, they all have a which means behind them. Good Housekeeping breaks it down: