Ornamental Squash Galeux d'Eysines
Ornamental Squash ‘Galeux d’Eysines’
One of the most unusual-looking varieties we’ve ever grown, this warm peach-colored squash is covered in a thick layer of rough-textured light brown spots that resemble peanuts. People either hate it or love it. We’re in the latter camp. This French heirloom is also great for baking and soups.
Plant type: annual
Site: full sun
Days to maturity: 95 days
Plant spacing: 18-30”
Pinch: not necessary
Approx seeds per packet: 10
How to Grow:
Squash dislike having their roots disturbed and do best when direct-sown. Plant seeds directly into the garden after all danger of frost has passed.
Harvest when fruit is fully mature and the stem attaching it to the vine begins to turn brown. Cut the stems with a knife or pruning shears rather than pulling fruits off the vine. Stems should be cut to 3-4 inches. If not used right away, cure for storage by setting in a warm, dry location for 1-2 weeks.
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