How to Pick the Perfect Pumpkin
(Inside Science) -- Headed to the pumpkin patch this weekend? Inside Science has you covered with this squash-tastic infographic, inspired by pumpkin-picking tips from Cornell University professor of horticulture, Steve Reiners, and pumpkin facts from the University of Illinois Extension.
If you’re still hungry for more pumpkin and Halloween knowledge, check out these stories from our archive:
- Did you know that 10,000 years ago the ancestors of today’s pumpkins were likely a bitter fare only large mammals like mammoths could stomach?
- Curious about how many pounds of pumpkins or pieces of candy corn are produced each year in the U.S.?
- And how exactly do giant pumpkins grow so large?