A pumpkin is a type of squash. It can take four months for this fall fruit to grow. Take a look!
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A giant pumpkin begins as a tiny seed. The seed goes into the soil.
Seeds need lots of sunlight and water to grow. A seed sprouts from the soil.
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The sprouts grow vines. The vines have green leaves and yellow flowers.
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Small green pumpkins grow from the vines. The fruits stay green for a month or more. The pumpkins are not yet ripe.
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The green pumpkins keep growing. They take in water and sunlight. The fruits turn orange. Now they are ready to pick!
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The Baby Boo is a tiny pumpkin. It can fit in your hand. The Big Moon is a gigantic pumpkin. Some can weigh 200 pounds!