Be it Halloween or thanksgiving; pumpkins play an important role in western festivities. People use them in creative ways to celebrate festivals. As a matter of fact, there is no fall without pumpkins. Pumpkins are easy to grow. They produce edible seeds and meat that can be eaten as a savory or sweet dish.
Well, that’s up to you how you want to eat it, but you would love the grandma’s baked pumpkin pie and puddings. But how much do pumpkins weigh? This question arises in mind every time you see a big giant pumpkin. Today, we will try to find out how much do this fruit/vegetable weigh.
Pumpkins are members of the Cucurbitaceous. They grow well in most climate zones, but northern gardeners may need to use frost protection for cold springs.
How much do Pumpkins Weigh?
The size and weight of a pumpkin depend on the type and variety. Giant pumpkins need to be weighted using big scales. But not everyone has access to these large scales to measure their pumpkins.
|Baby Bear||1.5-2.5 lbs|
|New England Pie||5-8lbs|
So, here is an easy method to figure out how much do pumpkins weigh. All you need is a measuring tape and a pumpkin, of course:
- You should start by measuring the circumference. Take the measuring tape and start measuring it all the way around the pumpkin. You should keep your tape parallel with the ground.
- Now place the measuring tape on the ground at the side of the pumpkin at its widest point.
- Then start the measurement on the ground by stem. Just lay the tap over the pumpkin to the ground at the blossom end.
- Now add the three measurements together and look up the total on the table given below. The nearest number would be the weight of your pumpkin.
There are plenty of factors that go into determining how large your pumpkin will get. No matter how large it is, you can easily take the measurements to determine its weight.