We don't know who decided there was a clear link between pumpkin and a monkey's bum.
But whatever the reason, this iconic pumpkin variety has become a huge hit among kids embarking on their very own vegetable patch.
And we can see why, it's something a little bit different and it's causing a lot of giggles.
"When we told them all of the varieties of pumpkin they could choose to plant they all wanted to plant Monkey's Bum," Slow Food Earth Market Maitland chairwoman Amorelle Dempster said.
"It's a bit of fun for them."
The recent seed activity was part of Slow Food Hunter Valley and Maitland Council's Seed Library, which aims to preserve local food varieties for future generations to enjoy.
Kids who took this variety home are in for a real treat. Once it grows and starts producing pumpkins they'll be able to see for themselves how it got it's name.
But - spoiler alert - we don't want to have to wait that long to find out.
We asked Ms Dempster how this pumpkin resembles a monkey's bottom, and she kindly let us in on the secret.
"It has four little cheeks on the bottom of the pumpkin," she said.
The pumpkin itself is said to be small and very dry with a deep orange flesh.