Red Warty Thing developed from a cross between an ordinary pumpkin and a red hubbard squash. Though its red, bumpy skin makes it a perfect choice for. Buy Red Warty Thing Pumpkin Seeds, Great Pumpkins for Baking and for Pumpkin Fall Decorations, Weighs 20 Lbs., Measures 14” in Diameter, Plant in Full. This old squash was introduced as Victor by James J.H. Gregory of Marblehead, MA in It was recently reintroduced as Red Warty Thing. This old heirloom variety is from the U.S. Seed Bank and has an appearance that is perfect for specialty, roadside and farmers' markets fall displays. Its bright. days. Aptly named, this red, warty thing looks somewhat like an overgrown ornamental gourd. But don't be fooled by its peculiar looks; not only is it a super. Red Warty Thing squash grows on long trailing vines that can reach up to 4 meters long. to be a cross between an ordinary pumpkin and a red hubbard squash. The man who introduced the Red Warty Thing squash wasn't just the ' Seed.