SAN ANTONIO - How do you mend a jack-o'-lantern? With a pumpkin patch!
There are many pumpkin patch locations in San Antonio and the surrounding areas, and the map below details a few of these locations.
Did you know pumpkin pie originated from Native Americans? They would cut the top of the pumpkin off and remove the seeds, filling the inside with milk, spices and honey. Then the pumpkin was baked in the hot ashes of a fire.
The heaviest pumpkin on record was grown by Beni Meier in October 2014 and weighed 2,323 pounds, according to Guinness World Records.
Pumpkin carving originally came from the Irish, who carved turnips. After arriving in America, the Irish discovered that pumpkins were easier to carve. The easiest way to carve a pumpkin is to pick one with a flat surface.
Pumpkins are part of the gourd family, which includes squash and cucumbers.
Pumpkins grow on every continent except Antarctica.
Pumpkins are made up of 90 percent water.
There are more than 30 varieties of pumpkins.
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