Peanut Pumpkin, A Rather Unique Variety

Peanut Pumpkin

With literally hundreds of varieties of pumpkins, the Peanut pumpkin is in a class of it's own.

“Peanut” pumpkins are truly a novelty pumpkin. It catches your attention at roadside stores and farm markets, screaming “take me home”. Upon arrival in your home or on your doorstep, family, friends and other visitors will marvel at it.


The world of pumpkins, and squash in general, has an amazing number of distinctive varieties. This truly unique pumpkin is pink on the outside, with beige bumps on the skin resembling peanuts. Many people think these bumps are not real and the “peanuts” are glued or somehow attached to this small pumpkin. Some people will likely pick at it, to see if the “peanuts” come off…. they don’t.


Peanut pumpkins are not good for carving. Carving them would take away from the unique and novel appearance. And, it is small, measuring about 12 inches across , and just 5 to 6 inches tall.


Are peanut pumpkins edible? Of course. All pumpkin are edible. Once the season is near over, you can cut it up for use in your favorite pumpkin recipes.

Also see: More on different types of pumpkins

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