Cucurbita maxima ‘Galeux d’Eysine’ is an heirloom pumpkin variety known for its distinct peanut-like growths covering the exterior of its pink hued rind. The “peanuts” are actually a buildup of excess sugar in the flesh of the pumpkin. Older fruit tends to be wartier and their flesh sweeter. Thought to be a cross between a Hubbard squash and an unknown pumpkin variety, the species originated in the 19th century in the region of Eysine, France.
It is one of the most unique ornamental pumpkins for display and an excellent eating pumpkin for roasting, soups, and many other culinary uses.