Saturday, October 6, 2012

The Peanut Pumpkin




This light colored winter squash is covered with warts that look like peanuts. These were first grown in 1883 in the Bordeaux region of France and were known as "embroidered warts."  The squash tastes like pumpkin mixed with sweet potato.

 
This and other pumpkins and gourds displayed at Wisdom House are from Hogan's Cider Mill, Rt 4, Burlington, CT.  Owner Theresa Dunlop can give you great explanations!