A pumpkin, harvested 2 months, presented with complaints of warts that worsened as it ripened.
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Cucurbita maxima, or brode galeux d’eysines, is a type of French heirloom fruit. Sugar in the pumpkin’s skin causes peanut shell-like warts that cover its exterior. Injury to the pumpkin’s skin results in increased wart growth.
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