Which state grows 95% of all the pumpkins in the United States?
- South Carolina
- New Hampshire
Monday, October 30, 2017
Answer: Ninety-five percent of the pumpkins processed in the United States are grown in Illinois. Eighty percent of all the pumpkins produced commercially in the U. S. are produced within a 90-mile radius of Peoria, Illinois. Most of those pumpkins are grown for processing into canned pumpkins.The town of Morton, near Peoria in central Illinois, is the self-proclaimed Pumpkin Capital of the World. Morton is the location of a Libby’s pumpkin processing plant owned by Nestlé Food Company, which cans more than 85 percent of the world’s pumpkin each year.
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