Pumpkin- Galeux D'eysines

Cucurbita maxima


Standard seed packet, 5 seeds

$2.00
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Pumpkin- Galeux D'eysines

Cucurbita maxima

NOT TO NZ


  • Vegetable
  • Very unique heavily warted skin
  • French heirloom from the 1800's


French heirloom variety from the late 1800's named after the town Eysines where it originated. Very unique salmon skinned fruits covered in large warts that resemble peanut shells; warts become larger and more concentrated as the fruit matures. The warts are caused by high sugar levels in the skin. Flesh is orange with a rich and sweet flavour and smooth texture that is ideal for soups, sauces and baking. Stores well. Pumpkins grow to around 6-10kg. Also known as Peanut Pumpkin or Peanut Squash.


How to sow and grow:

Method: Sow direct
Sowing Depth: 20mm
When: Spring or after frost
Row Spacing: 300cm
Position: Full sun, moist well drained soil
Plant Spacing: 120cm
Hardiness: Frost tender
Days to Maturity/flowering: 90-100 days
Care: Harvest fruit when vine dries out. Susceptible to mildew.

(Product number: E3-14)


SKU E3-14
Botanical name: Cucurbita maxima
Packet type: Standard seed packet
Packet quantity: 5 seeds
Photo credits:

Photo by Cristina / CC BY 2.0 / cropped

Photo by Gloria Cabada-Leman / CC BY 2.0

Photo by Jack / CC BY-SA 2.0

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