Pumpkin - Galeux d'Eysines (Cucurbita Maxima) 'Galeux d'Eysines' - Organic - Non GMO Vegetable
Galeux d'Eysines, commonly referred to as the "Peanut Pumpkin," is a distinctive French heirloom known for its exceptional sweetness. The unique feature of this pumpkin lies in the peanut-like lumps and bumps on its flesh, which are indicative of the rich sweetness within. The sugars burst through the skin, forming a rough patch, creating a visually intriguing and textured appearance. Galeux d'Eysines is not only visually intriguing but also offers a delightful culinary experience, making it a unique addition to your garden.
- Full sun
- Climate: Plant in well-drained soil with a preference for warm climates. Galeux d'Eysines thrives in full sunlight.
- Planting: Sow seeds directly into the garden or start indoors in pots, transplanting after the last frost. Ensure proper spacing to allow for vine expansion.
- Soil: Provide fertile, loamy soil enriched with organic matter. Maintain a slightly acidic to neutral soil pH.
- Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist, especially during the growing season. Water at the base of the plant to prevent fungal issues.
- Fertilization: Apply a balanced fertilizer at planting and during the growing season to support healthy growth.
- Support: As the vines spread, provide support for the developing pumpkins to prevent them from touching the ground, reducing the risk of rot.
- Harvesting: Harvest when the pumpkins reach full size and the skin has developed its characteristic lumps. Cut the stem leaving a few inches attached to the pumpkin.
- Storage: Cure the pumpkins in a warm, dry place for a few weeks. Store in a cool, dark area with good ventilation to prolong shelf life.
- Seed count: 5