Warty pumpkins may give a unique and interesting look to a typical fall decoration. While it can be fun to add such decoration, there are certain reasons why they have warts.
A type of pumpkin that was intentionally bred to have warty skin, ‘Knucklehead’ pumpkins are a small to medium-sized fruit that is elongated and oval in shape. Once fully matured, this pumpkin is bright orange in color with prominent vertical ridging.
An Italian heirloom variety, Marina di Chioggia originated in an Italian seaside village named Chioggia, hence its name. Also called Chioggia Sea pumpkin, this type of pumpkin is a member of the Cucurbitaceae family together with gourds.
Galeux d’ Eysines comes with other names, including warted sugar marrow, peanut pumpkin, and courge brodee galeuse. This rare French heirloom variety that originated from France’s Bordeaux region is known for its distinctive appearance and sweet, soft flesh.