These big pumpkins have natural warts that grow all over them - hence the Witch Wart moniker. They look knobbly and gnarled, unlike the small, smooth pie pumpkins.
These pumpkins are delightful for decoration, carving, and seed-roasting. (We bet that they produce lots of yummy seeds. See our recipe for roasted pumpkin seeds here.) But for making pumpkin pies, squares, and bars, we recommend the smaller, less watery pie pumpkins. Have you started cooking with pumpkin yet this year? Related: How To Make Pumpkin Puree (Images: Faith Durand)