**GROWN HERE ON OUR FARM IN TENNESSEE!**
. "Quite unique". I "LOVE" plants that can be neglected and still thrive well.
This pumpkin makes the best, silkiest pumpkin pie. Nothing beats it! Easy to grow..
Galeux d’Eysines squash are perfect for Halloween: a little weird, maybe just a little strange-looking too!
Not only are these French heirloom winter squashes interesting to look at, but they’re versatile and very, very delicious as well!
Also known as “peanut pumpkins,” because the spots on them resemble peanut shells, ‘Galeux d’Eysines’ undergoes an almost magical transformation in the garden!
The fruits form, usually a maximum of four to a vine, and look like any ordinary winter squash. They are round, and green, and completely unremarkable!
But then, something happens. In late summer, the green squashes start to take on the palest pink blush, and, before long, you have a squash that looks like it would be completely at home in Barbie’s Dream House. But only if you disregard all of the peanuts now covering the surface.
The peanuts/warts are caused by the build-up of sugars in the skin of ‘Galeux d’Eysines.’ Each squash is different, and the number of peanuts, as well as the ultimate color of the squash, varies by when you harvest it. You can harvest as soon as it turns pink, or you can let it stay on the vine until it turns a deep salmon color. The flavor also develops the longer it stays on the vine.
‘Galeux d’Eysines’ is a popular French market pumpkin due to its unique appearance, but even more so for its flavor!
The texture is silky, but it holds up well in sautes or when roasting. The flavor is best described as somewhere between a pumpkin and a sweet potato. They are also very tasty in soups and stews!
More bumps = greater sugar content.
Opt. germination temp: 18-25 C. Days to germ: 5-10. Habitat: full sun; deep fertile evenly moist well draining soil. Best in 30 cm tall hills; spaced 2m apart. Start outdoors after frost danger has passed or start indoors 3 weeks before transplant. Harvest before heavy frost; when skin can’t be punctured with finger nail its ripe. Cut stems 4cm from fruit. Store at 10C at 50% humidity. Smooth silky nutty sweet orange flesh.
So, if you’re looking for something unique for your table, as well as for your fall decorating! *** PEANUT PUMPKIN ***
Wow, a true gem. Grew easily, looks unique, and tastes great! Definately the queen of the garden this year. If you're looking for something unique, that has everyone talking, you won't be disappointed. Stores well..