October is the month we bid adieu to summer and embrace all things PUMPKIN. Stores devote entire displays to the latest pumpkin flavored culinary creations (seriously folks, you can buy pretty much anything nowadays with a little added pumpkin magic.) Your favorite barista is whipping up pumpkin spiced heaven for a limited time (until it is inevitably replaced by all things peppermint,) and that vacant lot in town is transformed overnight into a pumpkin play land that would make Charlie Brown and his friends park it there until The Great Pumpkin arrived. Here at Holster Brands we too celebrate the pumpkin in all of it’s carnations, especially its decorative qualities. In honor of pumpkinpalooza, here are some fun facts about our funky fruit friend the pumpkin!
- Fact: That’s right, your eyes aren’t deceiving you…the pumpkin is actually a fruit in the gourd family. You may know it’s cousins honeydew melons, watermelons, cucumbers, cantaloupe, and zucchini.
- Fact: Pumpkins are native to the western hemisphere, and have been grown in North America for over 4 thousand years.
- Fact: Pumpkins are low in calories, fat, and sodium, AND they’re gluten free…so serve some up at your next party instead of bread :).
- Fact: Over 1.5 BILLION pounds of pumpkin are grown each year…most of which are used for Halloween.
Fact: Once carved into a Jack-O-Lantern, pumpkins only last between 5-10 days, less than that in warmer climates (sorry California and Arizona.)
- Foam pumpkins
- A pencil
- A pair of scissors
- A glue gun
- Colored glue sticks
- A Hobby Holster