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13 quirky winter gourds

By: Catie Leary on Oct. 30, 2013, 3:43 p.m.
Galeux d'Eysines pumpkins with their peanut- or wart-like growths.

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Galeux d'Eysines

This funky French heirloom pumpkin's full name, "Brodé Galeux d'Eysines," translates roughly as "Embroidered with warts from the city of Eysines."

The number of peanut-esque warts is determined by the pumpkin's sugar content. Like any other fruit, pumpkins store sugar as they age, and in this case, the more sugar, the more warts.

As questionable as it might look on the outside, this stringless pumpkin is perfectly fine to eat.