Squash Galeux D’Eysines

£1.09

A beautiful, unique coloured and rare old French Heirloom squash variety, producing flattened, round 10-15 lb fruit with a gorgeous salmon-peach coloured skin that is covered with warts as the fruit matures. The vines are medium sized, vigorous and set lots of pale yellow fruits which only obtain their stunning colour when fully mature. In France the sweet orange flesh is used in soups and also can be baked. Stores well.

  • Seed Count: 8

36 in stock

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Squash Galeux D’Eysines

Squash Galeux D’Eysines. A beautiful, unique coloured and rare old French Heirloom squash variety, producing flattened, round 10-15 lb fruit with a gorgeous salmon-peach coloured skin that is covered with warts as the fruit matures. The vines are medium sized, vigorous and set lots of pale yellow fruits which only obtain their stunning colour when fully mature. In France the sweet orange flesh is used in soups and also can be baked. Stores well. 98 days

Cultivation Advice Squash Galeux D’Eysines

  • A sunny spot protected from strong winds is essential.
  • The soil must be well drained and rich in humus, the more the better.
  • Many winter Squash / Pumpkins like to sprawl out and need plenty of space.
  • Vining Squash / Pumpkins require a larger area to run,
  • whilst semi-vining and bush varieties of winter squash / courgette can be well contained.
  • For an early start (Mid / Late Apr) place a single seed edgeways 1/2inch deep in seed compost in a 3inch pot.
  • The critical part is temperature, these need at least 65F continuous soil temperature
  • (preferably more to maximise germination rates) until germinated,
  • so a propagator, well heated greenhouse or airing cupboard is ideal
  • Keep the soil moist – water copiously around the plants, not over them.
  • Keep weed free to allow air circulation.
  • Once the fruits start to swell feed every 14 days with a tomato type fertilizer,
  • these are greedy plants. Limit larger fruiting varieties to 2-3 fruits .