Their seeds are edible, commonly served as a roasted snack.
Pumpkins are mainly served as a vegetable and used interchangeably with other winter squashes in Europe and South America. However, in the United States and Canada, pumpkin is mainly used as a dessert that is traditionally served on Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Pumpkins grow best in warm and sunny environments, sheltered from cold winds and moisture-retentive soil. Their soil should range between the temperatures of 65° and 95° F (18° to 35°C).