Pumpkin, considered a vegetable, is actually a fruit, with the nutrition of a vegetable. Farming pumpkins is common in many countries, with China being the number one producer, followed by India.
Farming pumpkins can be profitable, since there is a lot of demand as consumers become more health conscious, preferring natural food to processed breakfast items like bread.
The mighty pumpkin, if harvested and stored well, can last for up to 3 months and in some cases 7 months. This gives the farmer ample time to sell their produce, without the fear that it will go bad.