Galeux d'Eysines Squash

90-100 days. Cucurbita maxima. This gorgeous French heirloom produces a flattened globe with salmon-peach skin sprinkled with sugar warts, peanut-shaped bumps caused by sugar buildup under its skin. Weighing in from 10- to 20- pounds each, Gauleux d'Eysines has fragrant orange flesh that is silky, moist, exceptionally sweet and delicious, with a hint of apple and Sweet Potato. Pick Gauleux d'Eysines prior to the first hard frost and enjoy it simply sautéed in olive oil or in complex sauces, preserves, stews and soups for up to six months. (OP.)

One packet of about 20 seeds
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There is something extraordinary about the aroma of baking Winter Squash, bubbling with butter and brown sugar. Sun-loving Winter Squash is best direct-sown in well-draining, fertile, 60°F soil, two weeks past the last spring frost date. Plant them with plenty of elbow room since they love to ramble. Squash is simple to grow and transforms easily into nutritious, heart-warming dishes: soups, gratins or sumptuous Thai or Indian curries. Squash requires fertile soil and room to stretch in hot sunshine. Harvest with a sharp blade when skin is hard and the mature coloration appears, leaving some stem. Cure in the sun for ten days or in a dry room for five days. Properly cured Squash, kept cool and dry, keeps all winter long. Bee friendly. Deer resistant.

Average seed life: 3 years.
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