A pumpkin is a type of squash. It can take four months for this fall fruit to grow. Take a look!
1. Plant the Seed
A giant pumpkin begins as a tiny seed. The seed goes into the soil .
2. See It Sprout
Seeds need lots of sunlight and water to grow. A seed sprouts from the soil.
3. Ready to Bloom
The sprouts grow vines. The vines have green leaves and yellow flowers.
4. Growing Green
Small green pumpkins grow from the vines. The fruits stay green for a month or more. The pumpkins are not yet ripe .
5. Orange Pumpkins
The green pumpkins keep growing. They take in water and sunlight. The fruits turn orange. Now they are ready to pick!
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!